Marian (Farrell) Faundeen, 91
Sioux Falls/Blue Earth Marian Faundeen, age 91, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and formerly of Blue Earth passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, June 3, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Fr. Brian Mulligan officiated. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Patton Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.pattonfh.com
Marian was born June 12, 1928, daughter of John and Minnie (Bolsover) Farrell on a farm near Slayton. They later moved to a farm near Balaton in 1937. She attended a rural school through eighth grade, then attended Balaton High School where she graduated in 1946. She became a beautician from the Cosmetology College in Mankato. She worked in multiple beauty shops in Marshall. Marian married her high school sweetheart, Leslie “Red” Faundeen, Aug. 25, 1949, at Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall. They became the proud parents of John and JoAnn. They moved to Des Moines in 1962 for a few years, then settled in Blue Earth, January 1965.
Marian was active in her Church through the Catholic Daughters of America and Parish Council. She always sold daffodils for the American Cancer Society as well as serving on jury duty at the county and state levels. Marian also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, the Hospital Auxiliary, volunteered to deliver meals on wheels, and the Blue Earth Hospital. Marian was very proud of her children, being Mother was her main job, after being a loving wife. She also enjoyed having coffee with the neighborhood ladies, playing golf and bridge.
She is survived by her son, John (Cheryl) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; daughter, JoAnn (Duane) of Lake Madison, South Dakota; and three grandchildren, Christopher, David (Kayla), and Daniel; one sister-in-law, Leona Farrell; many dear nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Richard, Raymond and Duane; sisters-in-law, Donna and Darlene; along with her beloved husband, Leslie “Red” Faundeen in 2009.
In lieu of flowers, Marian would welcome gifts addressed to:
United Hospital District (Blue Earth)
St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center (Blue Earth)
Ava’s Hospice House (Sioux Falls)