Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 18 at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris with Rev. Marty Porter officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeside Cemetery in Herman, Minnesota.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church in Morris.
Marie Clara Hussong was born September 1, 1928 on the Hussong family farm in Alba Township, Jackson County, Minnesota to Raymond and Clara (Stude) Hussong. Marie attended Okabena schools, graduating in 1947. She married Harold Walter Ninneman on March 7, 1948 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lakefield, Minnesota. The couple settled on the Ninneman homeplace in Lakefield where Harold continued working on the family farm. Later they moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota where they lived for two years before returning to farming in Brewster, Okabena, Lakefield, and Herman. While raising her family, Marie kept busy baking, cooking, canning, doing the wash, and attending the activities of all eight children. She was a huge help on the farm, raising chickens and tending to a large garden. After Harold’s death in 1987, Marie moved to Morris where she enjoyed volunteering at the Villa of St. Francis, Zion Lutheran Church and Meals on Wheels. She also took time to travel to Washington, Arizona, and Germany. In 2005 she moved to Lakeshore Estates in Sauk Centre. Marie enjoyed embroidery, gardening, word finds, watching The Price is Right and volunteering at St. Michael’s Nursing Home. Marie took pride in her family above all else. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose.
She is survived by her children, Marless (Dale) Cuperus of Lakefield, Diane (Rick) Schmidt of Robbinsdale, Doug (Pam) Ninneman of East Grand Forks, Joann (Daniel) Neterval of Gilbert, Arizona, Gail (fiancé Roland Hall) Pederson of Moorhead, Marian (Kevin) Grossman of Sauk Centre, Linda Ninneman of Winlock, Washington, and Janice (Gailen) Wenz of Winlock, Washington; 14 grandchildren, James Wevley, Jasmine (Sean) McNellis, Jon Schmidt, Nick Schmidt, Chas (Mike) Lewis, Jenna (Craig) Price, Nathan (Jamie) Neterval, Danielle (Steven) Butterfield, Arielle Neterval, Dylan Pederson, Mariah Pederson, Damian Grossman, Tony (fiancé Ashley Imdieke) Grossman, and Dallas Lemon; four great-grandchildren, Max Lewis, Zoe Lewis, Avery Lewis, and Patrick McNellis; sister, Clarice Stamer; brothers, Clyde (Beverly) Hussong and Ray Hussong; sister-in-law, Evie Hussong; brother-in-law, Arnold Ninneman.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Ninneman; grandson, Ross Lemon; parents, Raymond and Clara Hussong; sisters, Marjorie Hussong and Beatrice Ackermann; brother, Arthur Hussong; sister-in-law, Phyllis Hussong; brothers-in-law, Allen Ackermann and Vern Stamer; nephew, Russell Hussong; and god daughter, Nancy Hussong Clamo.
Serving as casket bearers will be Doug Ninneman, Dale Cuperus, Rick Schmidt, Daniel Neterval, Roland Hall, and Kevin Grossman. Honorary bearers will be her grandsons, James Wevley, Nathan Neterval, Damian Grossman, Tony Grossman, Dylan Pederson, and Dallas Lemon.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services, Sauk Centre.