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January 26, 1962 – Saturday, May 6, 2017

Service Information
Our Father’s Lutheran Church, Rockford, MN
Friday, May 12, 2017
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
Our Father’s Lutheran Church, Rockford, MN
Thursday, May 11, 2017
4 – 7 PM

Marie was born on January 26, 1962 in Minneapolis, MN to Dorance and Betty (Loeffler) Elverud. On August 13, 1983 Marie married Brian Walton at First Lutheran Church in Crystal, MN. Following their marriage, they lived in Rockford for over 33 years. Marie was an early childhood development teaching assistant for the Rockford Elementary school for 20 years. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her daughters. She was an avid reader and loved her pets. Marie’s kindness and hospitality extended to both family and friends. She would open her home to those who needed a place to stay or to enjoy Marie’s cooking.

Preceded in death by her parents and brother, Bruce Elverud.

Survived by her husband, Brian Walton; daughters, Holly Walton and Heather (Caleb) Johnson; sister, Diane Elverud, brother, James (Lynn) Elverud; mother-in-law, Catherine Walton and loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Nola Raymond

    Brian, Heather & Holly: This is a huge loss for your family. Those we love can never be more than a thought away…for as long as there’s a memory, they live in our hearts to stay. God bless you all. Rick & Nola Raymond

  2. Diane Reinking

    I am thinking of you during this difficult time. My prayers are with you.

  3. Brian Walton

    Holly and Heather, Your Mom loved you more than you could ever imagine. All she every wanted were children to love. Sharing her love with the two of you gave her the courage to live into the gifts God gave her which as we now know was to love all the kids she could. Mom helped shape both of you and you did the same for her. She was such a blessing to us all. Love, Dad

  4. Barb Nelson

    I first met Marie when she brought Holly and Heather to Sunshine Singers. She was committed to do the very best she could for her family. She was gentle and caring to those around her. When I recently visited with her, she beamed with pride as I asked her what was new in the lives of Holly and Heather.
    She will always be part of your lives and will be remembered by so many.
    Take care of yourselves during this difficult time.


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