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Ida Esther Alama

Cyrus, Minnesota

Mar 2, 1937 – Jan 3, 2013 (Age 75)


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Pedersen Funeral Home Obituary

Ida (Maggie) Esther Alama, 75, passed away on January 3, 2013 at the Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, Minnesota. Maggie was born on March 2, 1937 in Chatham Township, Wright County, Minnesota to Ralph and Ida (Hoffman) Marquette. Maggie grew up in the Maple Lake area where she attended country school. Maggie married Vernon Holland in 1954, later divorced. She married Richard Alama in 1965. She loved gardening and playing cards. She also loved singing and playing guitar. She was a wonderful cook, enjoyed baking and sharing her goodies with friends and family. Maggie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Richard, sister, Pauline (Tootie) Stumpf, and four brothers: Gene, Clyde, Benjamin, and John Marquette. Maggie is survived by sons and daughters: Linda Tolifson of Cyrus, Alan (Sue) Holland, of Starbuck, Allison Alama of Cyrus and Clint (Georgianna) Alama of Blackstock, South Carolina. Step-sons: Ricky (Heidi) Alama of Litchfield, Randy, Naples, FL and Perry (Michelle) Kodak, TN. Brothers: Floyd Marquette and friend Celia of Maple Lake; Douglas (Elaine) Marquette of Buffalo; Myles (Irene) Marquette of Fair Haven; Irvin (Carol) Marquette of Clear Lake; Dennis (Jan) Marquette of South Haven; Butch Marquette and friend, Shirley of Donnelly; 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris from 4 –6 p.m., Monday January 7th. A private burial service will be held at a later date.

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