Marietta M. Tyrer, 91

Published 4:15 pm Saturday, April 6, 2013

Marietta Mae Tyrer, 91, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.

Marietta Tyrer

Marietta Tyrer

Marietta was born to Ross and Elvina (Julson) Hartley on March 16, 1921, in Austin. She grew up and received her education in Austin and graduated from Austin High School. On July 17, 1939, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Tyrer.

She will be remembered for the love she had for her family. Marietta was a wonderful cook and baker. She especially enjoyed baking cookies for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marietta loved camping, traveling, playing board games and taking walks with her grandchildren, teaching Summer Bible School, Sunday school and working in the nursery at Church. Marietta was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She volunteered her time at the Mower County Historical Society. She loved when she was able to spend time with her family, friends and church community and she took care of each and every one of them.

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Marietta is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Gordon) Anderson of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; two grandsons, Todd (Cindy) Murphy of Detroit Lakes, Troy (Mary) Murphy of Little Falls; five great-grandchildren, Nick, Blake, Kaitlyn, Tayler, Rylee; brother-in-law, Marlyn Swearingen of Owatonna, Minn.; sister-in-law, Sandra Donovan of Tuscon, Ariz.; three step-grandchildren, Angel (Rick) Jeanes of Faribault, Ed (Lori) Anderson of Maple Grove, Jason (Dineen) Anderson of Faribault; 14 step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Ross and Elvina Hartley; brother, Vern Hartley; and infant daughter, Susan. Shortly after her passing, Marietta’s sister Betty Swearingen, of Owatonna and husband of 73 years, Kenneth Tyrer, also passed to join her in their heavenly home.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with Pastor Brett Williams officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour before the service on Wednesday morning. Memorials may be designated to Grace Baptist Church.