Marie H. Greening, 86, died at her home in Rochester on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.

Marie Helen Hanson was born Aug. 24, 1926, to Samuel and Bertha (Olson) Hanson in Decorah. She was raised in the rural Decorah area and graduated from Mabel High School in Mabel.

She married Francis K. Greening on June 30, 1947, in Decorah. She was a waitress for various restaurants in Rochester for many years and she retired from Pace Dairy.

She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and reading.

Marie is survived by her children, Robert (Mary) Greening of Kasson, David Greening of Rochester, JoAnn (Chuck) Bodin of Cannon Falls, James (Becky) Greening of Rochester, Gary Greening of Byron, Sharon Greening (Chuck Theis) of Cannon Falls and Linda (Jerome) Wickert of Rochester; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis; two daughters, Marilyn and Judy; two sisters and six brothers.

A funeral service was held last Thursday, Aug. 15, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes' Chapel. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.