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Zona Mae Marpe

May 10, 1932 November 24, 2018
Zona Mae Marpe
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Obituary for Zona Mae Marpe

Zona Mae Marpe, age 86 of rural Northwood died on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Emmons Lutheran Church in Emmons, Minnesota with Pastor David E. Schafer officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, rural Emmons.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Zona Mae (Rovang) Marpe was born on May 10, 1932 to parents Clifford Elmer and Alma Marie (Ecklund) Rovang. She attended and graduated from Emmons High School in Emmons, MN and went on to get her degree as a Registered Nurse.

On October 17, 1954 she was married to Roger Marpe at the Emmons Lutheran Church. They made their home south of Emmons where Roger farmed and Zona was the director of nursing at the Lake Mills Care Center from 1968 until she retired in 1977. Zona also found time to tend to their home and the couple raised three boys: Scott, Todd and Kary.

Zona enjoyed many hobbies including gardening (both flowers and vegetables), her many fruit trees, bird watching, painting, rosemaling, and fishing. She was a faithful and dedicated member of the Emmons Lutheran Church volunteering in many capacities throughout the years. And she was forever proud of her boys, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her children Scott (Diane Honsey) Marpe of Emmons, MN, Todd (Roxie) Marpe of Northwood, IA, and Kary Marpe of Minneapolis, MN; three grandchildren Nicole (Brad) Edwards of Hollandale, MN, Sara (Jourdan) Ingledue of Northwood, IA, and Zach Marpe of Northwood, IA; and five great grandchildren, Ryker, Harper, Xander and Asher Edwards and Chase, Taylor, Landon, Laylah and Aleah Ingledue.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Roger in 2016; and a sister Eileen Helgeson.

The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at the Lake Mills Care Center and Mayo Clinic Health Systems for the wonderful care and concern that was shown to Zona during her stay.


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Visitation

Wednesday

28

Nov

10:00 AM 11/28/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Emmons Lutheran Church

490 Pearl Street
Emmons, Minnesota 56029

Emmons Lutheran Church
490 Pearl Street Emmons 56029 Minnesota
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

28

Nov

11:00 AM 11/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Emmons Lutheran Church

490 Pearl Street
Emmons, Minnesota 56029

Emmons Lutheran Church
490 Pearl Street Emmons 56029 Minnesota
United States
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