Marie Bushman

July 18, 1928-July 2, 2014

LAKE BENTON – Services for Marie Bushman, 85, of Lake Benton will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s. Burial will be in Memorial Hill Cemetery in Lake Benton.

Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton.

Marie passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 2, 2014, with her family by her side at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Marie Emma Bushman was born July 18, 1928, to Alfred and Katherine (Shriver) Cyriacks in Lake Benton Township near Lake Benton. She was baptized on July 29, 1928, and confirmed on June 21, 1942, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. She was raised on the family farm, attending school at District #10 through the eighth grade and graduating from Lake Benton High School in 1946. She went to Teacher’s Training School in Canby and taught in various schools. On July 17, 1949, Marie married Robert Bushman in St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Their union was blessed with five children and 64 years of life together. The couple farmed in Drammen Township for 50 years, from 1949-1999. Marie continued teaching a few years, paused to raise her family, and when the children were grown was a substitute teacher in Verdi, Lake Benton and Elkton public schools. In 1999, the couple moved into Lake Benton.

Marie was a lifelong member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, sang in the choir, and was a member of the Dorcas Society. She was also a member of the Busy Bees and of the Dramman Farmer’s Club. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, baking, cooking, canning, playing cards and dancing. Her special joy was her family.

Marie is lovingly remembered by her husband, Robert; her children, Robert R. (and Kathie) of Monticello, Randall (and Deb) of Lake Benton, Rosalyn (and Terry) Burke of Omaha, Neb., Ryan of Hutchinson and Russell (and Pamela) of Montrose; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Marvin (and Stella) Cyriaks of Annandale; sisters, Evelyn Trautman and Bernice Trautman, both of Lake Benton, and Lorraine (and Leo) Brandt of Tyler; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Walter Cyriaks; two sisters, Doreen Kinner and Madalyn Huska; and an infant brother.

Blessed be her memory!