Perry, Marion Z. 94

Marion Z. Perry (nee Gieske), age 94, of Howard Lake passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, May 10th, 2024.

She was born on November 18, 1929 in Northrop, MN – the daughter of Henry and Mabel (Lidke) Gieske. Marion graduated from Fairmont High School in Fairmont, MN in 1947.

On July 11, 1952, Clayton M. Perry and Marion Z. Perry were joined in holy marriage. God blessed their marriage with two children – twin boys David and Douglas.

Marion formerly worked for the Howard Lake Waverly Public Schools as an elementary school secretary for many years. She enjoyed working with children and teachers alike. She was also employed in Banking for many years in Minnesota and Arizona.

Upon retirement, Marion enjoyed her flower gardens and the Red Hats Club. She got much joy in life from her grandchildren – taking them to the County Fair and garage sales, reading books, picking flowers and playing ball in the back yard. She also enjoyed traveling and had trips with her family to Florida, Hawaii and Costa Rica.

Marion is survived by her children David (Janet) Perry, Douglas (Cory Graeser), four grandchildren – Megan Perry, Ryan (Rachel Brown) Perry, Jacob Perry, Justin (Katherine) Perry and three great grandchildren – Barrett Brown, Brynlee Brown and Millie Perry.

Preceded in death by her parents, two sisters (Della Borkenhagen & Deloris Kaphings) by two brothers (Orville & Harold Gieske) and her husband of 48 years – Clayton Perry.

A funeral service for Marion Z. Perry will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Mount Hermon Lutheran Church in Annandale, MN. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Pastor Paul Bravinder will be the Celebrant. A private Inurnment will be held at Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont, MN following the funeral service.

Urn Bearer will be Megan Perry. Honorary Urn Bearers will be Ryan Perry, Jacob Perry and Justin Perry.
The Swanson Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake is serving the family.