Marie Koth, 96, Bismarck (formerly Grand Forks) died Saturday, December 25, 2021, at her daughter’s residence

in Bismarck, ND.

Marie was born August 12, 1925, the daughter of Clarence and Irene (McFadden) Albaugh, in Hazelton, ND. She graduated from Central High School in Grand Forks, ND. She was married to Lester Koth on December 24, 1946 in Grand Forks. Together they had three children, Gary, Cathy and Roger.

Marie was the secretary at Winship Elementary School for 30 years, retiring in 1994. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, living in the country and dancing with Les. Marie will be missed by her family. She is survived by a daughter, Cathy (Sherwin) Nelson, Bismarck; sons, Gary, Brainerd, MN, and Roger, West Fargo; six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester in 2001; an infant daughter at birth; and a grandson, Mitchell in 1998.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.