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October 25, 1934 – Monday, March 30, 2015

Service Information
Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Maple Lake, MN
Saturday, April 4, 2015
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Maple Lake, MN
Saturday, April 4, 2015
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Myrtle “Mert” Marquette, 80, of Maple Lake, MN passed away peacefully at home on March 30, 2015.

She was born October 25, 1934 in Harmon Township, SD (close to Rosholt, SD), the daughter of Arthur and Maude Lampman Kaufman.

Mert attended country school, grades one through eight and graduated from Browns Valley, MN High School in 1952.

On October 16, 1954 Myrtle Kaufman and Benjamin Marquette were married at the Zion Lutheran Church in Browns Valley, MN. God blessed this marriage with two daughters, Nancy (Dean Sorenson) and Laurie (Kirt Stuve).

Mert attended Northern States University in Aberdeen, SD and Black Hills University in Spearfish, SD. She taught country school in Harmon and Bryant Townships.

Following their move to Maple Lake, Mert worked for Wright-Hennepin Electric for 33 ½ years until her retirement in 1996.

Mert was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ of Maple Lake and she enjoyed family and friends, going for coffee, sewing, reading and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Dean) Sorenson of Spearfish, SD and Laurie (Kirt) Stuve of South Haven, MN; granddaughters, Tina Sorenson-Stevens, Tonya (Bjay) Nagel, Sarah Anderson and Melissa (Alex) Koop; great-grandchildren, Jordan Stevens, Kailey and Breahna Piekkola, and Abraham and Benjamin Koop; sister-in-law, Joyce Kaufman; and many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband, Ben in 2010; father and mother; and brother, William Kaufman in 2009.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with visitation at 10:00 A.M. at Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Maple Lake with Pastor Michael Fritz officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo, MN immediately following funeral services.

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