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Marianna Eiselt, 81

Feb 8, 2010

Blue Earth — Marianna Eiselt, age 81, of Blue Earth, died Jan. 29, 2010, at home surrounded by her family, following a lengthy battle with Mesothelioma. Funeral services were held Feb. 2, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. Rev. Mark Wilms officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Marianna was born April 2, 1928, in Winnebago, the daughter of H.O. and Charlotte (Huber) Nichols. She was raised and educated in Winnebago where she graduated from high school as valedictorian of her class in 1946. She attended and graduated from the Minnesota School of Business and was later married to Wayne M. Eiselt, in Winnebago, on Sept. 24, 1950.

Marianna was a long-time employee of the First National Bank in Blue Earth, retiring in 2003 after 52 years of service. She was a 50-year member of the Minnesota Bankers Association. Marianna served as Treasurer of the Blue Earth Concert Association since its formation, as Treasurer of the United Hospital Auxiliary, as a past member of the Assisi Residence Board and as a volunteer at United Hospital. She was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church, served as Treasurer for nine years, served on Trinity’s Endowment Committee, taught Sunday School and was a member of the Ladies Aid and the Rebecca Circle. She was also a member of Riverside Country Club.

Marianna is survived by her husband, Wayne Eiselt, of Blue Earth, her children, Robert (Debra) Eiselt, of Stillwater, Mary (Jeffrey) Owen, of Rochester and Thomas (Julie) Eiselt, of Charlotte, N.C.; nine grandchildren, John (Jill) Eiselt, Scott (Jessica) Eiselt, Jennifer (fiancé Mike Fischer) Eiselt, Kristine (fiancé Andy Katona) Owen, Michael Owen, Rebecca Owen, Jack Eiselt, Joseph Eiselt, Katharine Eiselt and two great-grandchildren, Logan Eiselt and Bennett Eiselt. Marianna is also survived by her siblings, Daniel (JoAnn) Nichols, Katharine Anderson and David (Ann) Nichols and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church, Blue Earth or United Hands Hospice, Blue Earth.