Marian Wahl, 93, of Harmony
Thursday, January 02, 2014 3:30 AM
Marian Evelyn Wahl, 93, died on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Harmony Healthcare nursing home in Harmony.
She was born on Dec. 29, 1919, to Adolph and Christina (Applen) Gregerson.
She grew up in Harmony and graduated from Harmony High School in 1937. She married John Weiss in 1939 and they had a daughter, Sharon. They were later divorced.
In 1946, she married Arlo Wahl at Greenfield Lutheran Church in a double wedding with Arlo's sister and husband, Orilla and Ray Peters, on Dec. 4. She and her husband were happily married for 63 years.
The couple first lived in Spring Valley where Mr. Wahl worked for a produce business. Later, they moved to Harmony where they started their own produce business on Center Street in Harmony. In 1950, her second daughter, Susan, was born.
She taught Sunday school and Bible classes for many years. As a devoted member of Greenfield Lutheran Church she served as the secretary-treasurer for Naomi Circle for over 35 years. Her strong faith and love of God were evident in her daily life and in her devotion to her family, church, congregation and community.
Over the years, she played many roles. She always helped her husband at "The Shop" on Center Street. For many years she babysat for her niece, Robin Gregerson, and they shared a special bond that endured for their entire lives. Later, she also babysat for the children of Rodney and Marilyn Gregerson. She also worked in the kitchen at the elementary school and had a particular fondness for healthy eating and healthy living and was sure to share her wonderful dishes and canned and baked goods with family and friends. She also had a lifelong love for creating beautiful needlework, the joy of her family's music and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Giblin of Onalaska, Wis.; her grandchildren, Chad (wife Rachel) and Shawn; her great-grandchildren, Lexi, Maddie and Lily; and her loving nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relations.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Arlo; her brother, Kenneth; and her daughter, Sharon Weiss.
A funeral service was held at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony on Thursday morning. Burial followed in Greenfield Lutheran Cemetery.
Lindstrom Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.