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Marie Ann (Ziebell) Dempewolf

February 28, 1940 ~ January 5, 2018 (age 77)

Marie Ann Dempewolf, age 77, of Spring Valley, MN died Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Spring Valley Care Center.

Marie was born February 28, 1940 to Otto and Bernice (Cipra) Ziebell in London Township, Freeborn County, MN.  She attended and graduated from Austin, MN High School. 

Marie met her husband, Virgil, at the Terp Ballroom in Austin, MN.  They married on June 6, 1959 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle, MN.  They farmed near Cresco, IA and in 1964, bought a farm and raised their family near Spring Valley, MN.

Marie loved quilting and was a member of area quilting clubs.  She made many beautiful quilts for family and friends.  She volunteered her sewing skills for Bundles of Love.  She also enjoyed gardening, canning, and cake decorating.  She was an active long-time member of Faith United Methodist Church and was active in UMW committees and church circle.  She was very supportive of her children’s many activities and endeavors.

She is survived by her husband, Virgil; four daughters, Dawn May (Matthew Murtha) of Hampton, NH, Denise Dempewolf of Rochester, MN, Donna Dempewolf of Denver, CO, Darcy Buschmann (Doug) of Grand Meadow, MN and son, Royal (Lynne) Dempewolf of rural Spring Valley, MN; 8 grandchildren, Stephanie (Eyal Ezra), Elizabeth, Grant, Reid, Crystal, Mitch, Tyler and Tanner; two great grandchildren, Amy and Levi; sisters Rosie Churchill, Irene Paape, Frances (Keith) Olson, and Ginger Knight; brothers, George Ziebell, Laverne (Bev) Ziebell and David (Patsy) Ziebell and sisters-in-law Lois Ziebell and Karen Ziebell and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Bernice, a grandson, Samuel May, brothers Lawrence Ziebell and Fred Ziebell; brothers-in-law, Ron Knight, Burton Churchill, and Dean Paape; and sister-in-law, Elaine Ziebell.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, MN with pastor Lieder officiating.  Burial of her ashes will be in the Etna Cemetery at a later date.

Friends may call at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm and at the church an hour before the service. Condolences may be left at

Memorials are preferred to the Etna Cemetery or Faith United Methodist Church.

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