Marian Straw

Mitchell

Marian Straw    Marian Straw, 84, of Mitchell, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at Browns Valley Health Center in Browns Valley, Minn.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Visitation was Friday, Dec. 11 from 5-7 p.m. at the Chapel.
Marian Maxine Straw was born on April 17, 1931, in Hurley to Eldo and Gladys (Benson) Friman. She graduated from Hurley High School in May of 1949 and attended the South Dakota Beauty Academy in Sioux Falls, graduating in March of 1950. She then moved to Mitchell and worked as a beautician.
On Jan. 17, 1954, she married Dwayne Straw and then spent her time raising her seven children. She divorced in 1967 and in 1974, returned to work at a nursing home as a beautician and nurse’s aide.
Marian had a passion for collecting dogs, going to garage sales, playing cards, games and having lunchtime gatherings with her friends at Meadowlawn apartments. She enjoyed baking and being with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Clint (Annie) Straw of Highland, Texas, Brad (Nancy) Straw of Roseburg, Ore., Brenda (Dave) Pederson of Browns Valley, Minn., Kelly (Melody) Straw of Letcher, and Linda Neugebauer of Mitchell; daughter-in-law, Julie Straw of Wheaton, Minn; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Edith (Donald) Moe of Letcher, Doris Cordell of Huron, Audrey (George) Sample, Margarete Adel of Flandreau, Eleanor Bjerkhaas of Yankton, and Genette Rusk and Carolyn McMahon of Flandreau; and friend, Vicki Phillips of Mitchell.
Marian was preceded in death by her two sons, Rolland Straw and Spencer Straw; siblings, Gene Friman, Kenneth Friman, Dorothy Hanson, Geraldine Lechner, Vivian Friman, Francis Gossel and Richard Friman; granddaughter, Codi Meier; great-grandson, Benjamin Bock; and good friend, Norma “Nene” Phillips.

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