Marjorie A. Gleason, 90

Published 8:13 am Thursday, March 7, 2019

Marjorie A. Gleason, 90, of Champlin, Minnesota, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Brookdale Champlin Assisted Living in Champlin.

Marjorie A. Gleason, 90

Marjorie Ann (Goetsch) Gleason was born on March 13, 1928, the only child of Herbert and Hazel Goetsch, during a thriving blizzard in Waltham, Minnesota. The doctor had to come on a railroad hand/section car from Hayfield, Minnesota, due to the closed roads. After her father passed away when she was 10, she and her mother became very close. After graduating from Austin High School, together they moved to California, where Marjorie became a legal secretary. Later they moved back to Austin and she worked at Mier Wolf and Sons. In 1971, after raising her family, she started working as a secretary at Austin Public Schools until her retirement in 1993. She married Robert E. Gleason on Sept. 14, 1949. To this union Mark, LeAnn and Merriann were born. Robert and Marjorie lived on a farm by Lansing Corners for over 50 years. After Robert’s death in 2005, she moved into the Chauncey Apartments. She enjoyed seeing Merriann at Chanhassen Dinner Theater in many musicals, Mark giving his dad flying lessons on Father’s Day, traveling with LeAnn later in life and spending time with her beloved granddaughter, Alysen. In her earlier years, she was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Waltham. She later joined Grace Lutheran Church in Austin. Marjorie will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Left to mourn are her children, Mark (Diane) Gleason of Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, LeAnn (Michael) Johnson of Spooner, Wisconsin, and Merriann (Mark) Nesse of Maple Grove, Minnesota; two granddaughters, Alysen LeAnn Nesse of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Heather (Ron) Elliot of Mountain, Wisconsin; and many dear nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Robert Eugene Gleason; parents, Herbert Goetsch and Hazel (Garriott) Goetsch Wollenburg; stepfather, Harold Wollenburg; and several special dogs. She’s holding Rubee with Travis and Phoebe at her feet.

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The family would like to thank the staff of Brookdale Champlin and Moments Hospice for their extraordinary, loving care of Marjorie this past year.

After a private interment, we invite all who would like to join us in a celebration of Margie at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Patrick Ziems officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Services are pre-arranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at