Marion von Mosch, 93, of Fergus Falls and formerly of Redwood Falls passed away, in the presence of her two children, Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Pioneer Cottages in Fergus Falls. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 20 from Cornerstone Christian Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in the Redwood Falls Cemetery. Visitation will continue at the church for one hour prior to services.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.com.
Marion E. von Mosch was born March 18, 1919 to Benjamin and Wilhelmina (Bleiler) Stewig at their farm in New Avon Township, Redwood County. Marion was received into membership at New Avon Methodist Church April 13, 1930. She attended country school District 101 in New Avon Township until entering high school in Redwood Falls. While attending high school Marion worked for various city families for room and board. She graduated high school in 1938.
While in high school, Marion met Glenn von Mosch. They married Thanksgiving Day 1939 at the farm home of her parents. After her marriage, Marion was a lifelong resident of Redwood Falls, only leaving for short periods, so she could join Glenn when he was stationed at stateside military bases during World War II. She moved to Fergus Falls in 2007 to be near family.
After leaving military service in 1952, Glenn and Marion owned and operated the Redwood Falls taxi service, each having their own taxi cab. After selling the taxi service Marion worked part time when their two children were in school full time. She worked at a laundry, waitressed at the Silver Dime Cafe and assisted Dr. McKenna at his dental clinic. Marion also assisted her brother Ben’s family after he was widowed. She was a Sunday school teacher at the Church of Christ (now Cornerstone Christian Church), sang in the church choir and served as deaconess.
Marion was known for her hospitality, providing room and meals for visiting missionaries, guest speakers and youth ministers.
She is survived by her daughter Marilyn (Steve) Schiffner of Yukon, Okla. and son Bruce (Alice) von Mosch of Fergus Falls and grandchildren Cheryl von Mosch of Fergus Falls, Douglas (Diane) von Mosch of Crestview, Fla., Joy (Jeff) Henard of Little Rock, Ark. and Amy (Tim) Coleman of Hendersonville, Tenn. Also surviving are great-grandchildren Graci, Emma and Abby Henard; Camry, Launden, Haven and Kade Coleman and Cody and Misty von Mosch; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Marion was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years, Glenn; her siblings Arlene Hauptli, Benjamin Stewig, Edna Wheeler, Floyd Stewig and Mildred Telford; a grandson Philip Johnson; a great-grandson Jordan Coleman and several nieces and nephews.
Blessed be her memory.