Marie S. Trevis, age 89, of Farmington, passed away on Oct. 24, 2011.
Preceded in death by husbands, Robert Trevis and Walter Trevis; brother, Frank Meier; sister, Elizabeth Otterness; and grandchildren Monica Haugley and Ryan Sauer.
Survived by children, Robert (Marcia), Gary (Cheryl), Janine (Wayne) Dahmes, James (Chris), Walter (Carolyn), Diane (Jeff) Oesterreich, Edward (Paula), and Marilyn (Mike) Sauer; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, Oct. 27, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave., Rosemount, Minn. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Born June 8, 1922, Marie grew up in a family of five near Hastings, Minn., during the Great Depression. She married Robert Trevis in 1942. They had one son, Robert Jr. During World War II, Robert was killed, and Marie later married her first husband's brother, Walter. They raised their eight children on a small dairy farm south of Rosemount and lived their last 30 years in a house built by their children across the road from the farm. They became known for their large garden, and people came to pick strawberries or buy the small bunches of Indian corn that Marie knotted every fall.
Marie and Walter traveled in their golden years and enjoyed trips to Hawaii, the Canadian Rockies, and Italy. Marie cherished her long friendships with relatives, neighbors, and friends. To her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Marie created a safe and loving home. She passes onto them her wonderful traits - unconditional love, generosity, honesty, goodness and her desire to dance. Above all, Marie was a loving wife to Walter. Their marriage was an inspiration to all that witnessed it. For 64 years they loved, laughed, and held hands. And now they are holding hands for eternity.
Memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church.
White Funeral Home, Farmington, 651-463-7374, www.whitefuneralhomes.com.