Marian Joppru October 26, 1926 - March 21, 2021
Marian Joppru October 26, 1926 - March 21, 2021

Marian Joppru, of Thief River Falls, MN, passed away at home, with her loving family by her side on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at the age of 94.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thief River Falls, MN. Burial will be held at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Thief River Falls.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Thursday at the church.

Marian Deloris Wiener was born October 26, 1926, on the family farm in Smiley Township, Pennington County, MN, the third of ten children born to Casper and Susan (Altoff) Wiener. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Thief River Falls, MN. She attended country school in Smiley Township.

Marian grew up and worked hard with her daddy on the family farm. Her assigned duties were helping outside in the fields, milking cows, and riding her horse, Queeny.

On December 26, 1945, Marian was united in marriage to Orville Joppru at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Thief River Falls, MN. The couple made their home in Thief River Falls and to this union, eight children were born, Orrin, Larry, Karen, Peggy, Steven, Vicky, Jeff, and Sherry.

Marian was a hard worker and enjoyed her years at home with her children, planting a garden every year for fresh vegetables for eating and canning. When the youngest child was in high school, Marian went to work at Dwight’s Hartz in the bakery for several years and then to Rosie’s Catering, retiring in 1981.

Marian was a strong believer in her faith and a life-long member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling to visit with family and friends. Marian also enjoyed reading books, watching her favorite TV soaps, and waiting for Channel 8 news and weather at 10 PM.

Marian’s family would like to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley for their compassionate care.

Marian’s kids were her world. We love you mom, grandma, and great-grandma. She will be missed by many.

Survivors include her children, Orrin (Linda) Joppru, Thief River Falls, Larry (Jordis) Joppru, Grand Forks, ND, Karen (Wes) Nelson, Sioux Falls, SD, Peggy (Carl) Seed, Thief River Falls, Vicky (Wayne) Malwitz, Plummer, MN, Jeff (Rhonda) Joppru, Thief River Falls, MN, and Sherry (Jim) Schiefert, Plummer, MN; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Jerome Wiener; sisters, Joan Vake and Doreen Dargon; and many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Orville; son, Steven; great-grandson, Aaron; her parents; and siblings, Gladys Johnson, Robert Wiener, Grace Vake, Stanley Wiener, James Wiener, and Cleo St. Martin.