Marian Straw, 84, of Mitchell died Monday, December 07, 2015 at Browns Valley Health Center in Browns Valley, MN.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7:00 PM at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Marian Maxine Straw was born on April 17th 1931 in Hurley, SD to Eldo and Gladys (Benson) Friman. She graduated from Hurley High School in May of 1949. Marian attended the South Dakota Beauty Academy in Sioux Falls and graduated in March of 1950. She then moved to Mitchell, SD as a beautician. On January 17th, 1954 she married Dwayne Straw and she spent her time raising her seven kids. She divorced in 1967, and then in 1974 returned to work at a nursing home as a beautician and nurse's aide.
Marian had a passion for collecting dogs and had over 700. She truly enjoyed being with her family, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She even "adopted" her second family, the Phillips. Marian's hobbies were going to garage sales, playing cards, games, and lunchtime gatherings with her friends at Meadowlawn apartments. She enjoyed baking and was known for her infamous sugar cookies.
She is survived by her children, Clint (Annie) Straw, Highland, TX, Brad (Nancy) Straw, Roseburg, OR, Brenda (Dave) Pederson, Browns Valley, MN, Kelly (Melody) Straw, Letcher, SD, Linda Neugebauer, Mitchell, SD, daughter-in-law, Julie Straw, Wheaton, MN; 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and her sisters, Edith (Donald) Moe, Letcher, SD, Doris Cordell, Huron, SD, Audrey (George) Sample, Margarete Adel, Lake Andes, SD, Eleanor Bjerkhaas, Yankton, SD, Genette Rusk, Flandreau, SD, Carolyn McMahon, Flandreau, SD, and friend, Vicki Phillips, Mitchell, SD.
She was preceded in death by her two sons, Rolland Straw and Spencer Straw, siblings, Gene Friman, Kenneth Friman, Dorothy Hanson, Geraldine Lechner, Vivian Friman, Francis Gossel, Richard Friman, granddaughter, Codi Meier, great grandson, Benjamin Bock, and good friend, Norma "Nene" Phillips.
If You Could See Me Now
If you could see me now you wouldn't shed a tear. Though you may not understand why I'm no longer there. Remember my spirit that is the real me because I'm still very Much alive, I've just been set free, Oh, if you could only see! I have beheld our Father's face and I've touched my Savior's Hand. All of Heaven's angels rejoiced as I entered the promised Land. Beyond the gates of pearl I've walked on the golden streets. I've touched the walls of jasper and dipped my foot in the Crystal sea. The beauty is beyond words and nothing could Compare, I've even seen your mansion and someday I'll meet you there. Let Jesus be your guide because His Word will show you the way! So please don't Cry because we will meet again someday. -Author: Patsy Stambaugh Deskins