WATERTOWN, Minn. - Marie Antoinette Huss, beloved grandmother and friend, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, in Watertown, Minn. surrounded by family.
Marie was born to Margaret and Henry Grable on Dec. 1, 1916, in Chicago.
She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School. She married William Huss in June of 1940 and welcomed their only child Jeanne Marie in August of 1946. Marie and Bill made their home in Niles, Ill. and in 1953 they moved to Iron River on Hagerman Lake.
In 1999, Marie moved to Sun City Ariz. and continued her active life until her recent illness. She participated in three harmonica bands - The Mello-dears, the Harmonicares and the Harmonizers.
They volunteered their musical talents all over the Sun City area. One group even recorded their musical talents for all to hear. Marie was a very talented organist and a talented seamstress. In her spare time, she enjoyed baking and cooking and enjoyed sharing her baked goods at Christmas time for both family and friends.
Marie was member of the First Baptist Church in Iron River and for a number of years she would prepare the Sunday Church Bulletin, which she enjoyed and she was involved in the church choir and women's group.
Marie and Bill were life time members of VFW, Ottawa Post 3134 of Iron River. Marie served as district president; president of the past district commanders and Past District Presidents Club. She joined the VFW in December of 1958 making this 53 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William (1986) and daughter Jeanne Montambo (1996). Survivors include two grandchildren: Richard Filppula, Susan (Montambo) and Scott Burnison; son-in-law, Jerry Montambo; two nieces, Carolyn Rauschert in Wisconsin and Eileen Johnson; two nephews, Robert Rauschert and Fred Rauschert in Illinois and several cousins.
Pending funeral arrangements will be coordinated with VFW Auxiliary 3134 of Iron River.
The Kapala-Glodek-Malone Funeral Home of New Hope, Minn. is in charge of arrangements.