Tricounty News

Marie Wylie, 87

Marie Wylie of Kimball died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Ecumen Emmanuel Nursing Home in Litchfield. She was 87.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 29, at Lake Union Covenant Church in rural South Haven with Pastor Lloyd Melvie officiating. Interment followed in the Lake Union Cemetery next to the church.

Marie Vonna Wylie was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Harlan, Iowa, to Walton and Mettie (Peterson) McCain. She attended Harlan Grade School in Iowa, and high school in Tower/Soudan, Minn., graduating in 1942. As part of the "Rosie the Riveter" war movement, Marie learned to weld at a technical school in Duluth, and she began working for Honeywell making periscopes that fit tanks and equipment for the war effort. During this time, she made many life-long friends. On April 29, 1950, she was united in marriage to Harold Wylie, and together they made their home in Kingston Township where they began farming.

Marie was a member of Lake Union Covenant Church where she was active in the Ladies' Aide and Bible study groups, and she taught Sunday School for many years. She kept active in the community where she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the school PTA, and a 4-H leader. She also belonged to the TOPS club in Dassel with many of her friends for more than 30 years. She enjoyed reading, flowers, birds, her pet dogs, being outdoors, and spending time with all of her family and grandchildren, whom she loved very much. Marie loved her Savior Jesus Christ and will be remembered for her cooking abilities and her beautiful smile.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents Walton and Mettie, husband Harold in 2006, grandson Jonathan, and brothers Walton Jr. and Calvin.

She is survived by her children Linda (and Dale) Atkinson of Kingston, Scotty (and Donna) Wylie of Kimball, Joanie (and Steve) Tyvoll of Spring Valley, Wisc., Tom (and Trudy) Wylie of Kingston, and Gale (and Rollie) Heid of Kingston; grandchildren Travis (and Traci) Atkinson, Amanda (and Phil) Netolicky, Rebecca Atkinson, Autumn (and Travis) Haaf, Kari (and Jeremy) Johnston, Joshua (and Jody) Wylie, David (and Katie) Tyvoll, Benjamin (and Kaaren) Tyvoll, Sean (and Ginger) Wylie, Laurestine (and Martin) Engelke, Nicole Weber, Jeremy (and Summer) Heid, and Bradyn Heid; great-grandchildren Caitlyn, Courtney, Trey, Jenna, William, Keller, Payton, Gracee, Tyler, Tanner, Sam, Hannah, Olivia, Ally, Caleb, Nathan, Jordan, Matthew, Phoenix, Kahlon, Devon, Brandon, Lexie and Hunter; brother Daniel of South Haven; and many dear nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield.