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Marie Baum, 92

Feb 14, 2011

Marie Baum

Blue Earth – Marie Baum, age 92, of Blue Earth, died Feb. 10, 2011, at United Hospital, Blue Earth.

Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Blue Earth. The Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiated. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery, in Blue Earth. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until the service time at the church. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, of Blue Earth, assisted the family with the arrangements.

Anna Marie Baum was born the daughter of Osmund and Ruth (Thompson) Mortvedt on May 31, 1918, in Rome Township, Faribault County. She was baptized and confirmed at Shiloh Lutheran Church, in Elmore. She received her education in a country school and Elmore High School. Marie married Clarence Baum at the Lakota parsonage in 1936. They lived in Lakota, Iowa, following their marriage and moved to a farm northeast of Blue Earth in 1941. They were blessed with three sons, one dying in an accident at the age of 8. Marie was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she served on various committees in TLCW and circles and taught Sunday School. She worked as a telephone operator for many years at Blue Earth Valley Telephone, now Bevcomm. She liked to travel and enjoyed taking walks early in the morning and evenings. She liked to attend music and sporting events at the high school and college, especially in years her sons were participating. Her four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren were her pride and joy in her later years.

Marie is survived by her sons, Clair (Mary) Baum, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Marlyn “Molly” (Sue) Baum, of Chatfield; her brother, Oris (Tootie) Mortvedt, of Blue Earth; sister-in-law, Ione Baum, of Charlevoix, Mich.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1985; son, Lynn Baum; and two sisters, Judy Weise and Ona Teigland.

Expressions of sympathy are preferred in the form of memorial donations to Trinity Lutheran Church or Friendship Court.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com