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Marion A. Simser, 99

Apr 9, 2021

La Crescent/Blue Earth – Marion A. Simser, age 99, of La Crescent, died March 29, 2021, at SpringBrook Village.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 9, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caledonia. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Blue Earth, on Saturday, April 10.

Marion was born July 16, 1921 at Oak Park, the daughter of Anna Legler and William Peulen. She married Floyd Murphy, Jan. 4, 1944 at Newport, Arkansas. Floyd proceeded her in death, June 4,1979. She married Kenneth Simser, May 5, 1984 and he proceeded her in death May 13, 1999. Marion retired from U.S. Bank at the age of 75 and worked as the church secretary at SS Peters and Paul Church in Blue Earth until she retired at age 87. She moved to Caledonia, to be closer to family in 2009 where she was embraced by the community.

Marion’s most important things in her life were faith, family, and friendships. She enjoyed meeting new people, knitting, playing bridge, talking on the phone, cooking, and cultivating hybrid Tea Roses. She was active in Catholic Daughters of America and playing in card clubs.

Marion will be lovingly remembered by her family, Frank (Margaret) Murphy, of Altura, Tim (Sheila) Murphy, of Caledonia, Joan (Lou) Walter, of Rochester, Annette (Tom) Casey, of Leawood, Kansas, Jim Simser, of Fairmont, Carolyn (Tom) Fischer, of Mason City, Iowa, Dee Ann Simser, of Eagan, Mary Beth Simser, of Mankato, and Tom (Jayne) Simser, of South St. Paul; 24 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by her parents; her daughter, Anna Marie Murphy; sisters, Pat Doerr, and Betty Haven; brothers, William and Joseph Peulen; and daughter-in-law, Winn Ann Simser.

Memorials preferred to St. Mary’s Catholic School, Caledonia.

McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be given at mccormickfuneralhome.net.