Marion Bagne

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Marion Bagne, 84, of Rochester, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Samaritan Bethany Nursing Home on Eighth in Rochester.

Born Dec. 8, 1929, in Arlington, to Henry and Caroline (Spannaus) Nieland. She attended and graduated high school in Arlington before graduating from the Minnesota School of Business with a business degree. In 1950, she married Julius "Jay" Bagne in Minneapolis, they later divorced. 

Marion was an active member of the Library Board, chairing the Friends of the Library Board, along with a founding member of the United Way Board and recording secretary at Gloria Dei Church. She owned Rochester Mail Center and Olsten Temporary Services for several years. Marion also did interior decorating on several real estate developments. She enjoyed bridge, reading, and playing tennis. Marion loved taking daily walks and having coffee or lunch with her friends.

Marion is survived by her four children, Scott (Joyce) Bagne of Rochester, Jennifer (Mark) Bagne-Walsh of Rochester, Carolyn (Dan Hicks) Bagne of St. Paul, Chuck (Rene) Bagne of Chesapeake, Va.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Christianson of Preston.

In addition to her ex-husband, she was preceded in death by her four brothers, Elmer, Richard, Karl and Arnold; and both her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester. Family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until the time of the service.

Marion was cremated, and a private family burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials are preferred to Ophthalmology Research at Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. S.W., Rochester, MN 55905.

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 Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester MN 55901, 507-289-3600.

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Published in The Post-Bulletin on May 9, 2014
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