Marion Elizabeth (Wicktor) Hommerding-Sartell
1940 - 2021
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Marion Elizabeth (Wicktor) Hommerding-Sartell

Gold Canyon, Arizona - Memorial Service will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Marion Elizabeth (Wicktor) Hommerding-Sartell who passed away at her home in Gold Canyon, Arizona after a courageous battle with cancer and Alzheimer's Disease. Rev. Eugene Doyle will officiate and visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Howard and Lu (Brown) Wicktor on May 3, 1940. She lived most of her life in the St. Cloud, MN area until retiring to Arizona in 2001. She revered the beauty of Arizona and the sense of peace she shared with her husband (Ripley B. Sartell) in Gold Canyon.

Marion spent her life advocating for people with disabilities and serving her community. In 1964 Marion and Quinton W. Hommerding, established Granite Care Home, Inc. in order to provide community residential services to adults with developmental disabilities. Marion attended St. Cloud Technical College in 1966 and graduated with a degree in nursing. She went on to achieve her Long-Term Care Administrator's license. Marion also served as a member of the Sauk Rapids City Council, Sacred Heart Parish council and the Gold Canyon Lions Club. Marion touched the lives of many people with her kindness, compassion and sense of humor. She was a daughter, wife, mother, step-mother, sister, step-sister, "favorite" aunt and step aunt, Grandma "nana", step-Grandma ("granny", "nani"), friend, and caregiver. Her presence will be missed. Her words of wisdom "This too shall pass" and "One day at a time" will be remembered. Her grace, self-lessness and love of life were her most defining attributes.

Marion is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Ripley B. Sartell; daughters, Charlotte Hommerding Dhein (Dan) of Sauk Rapids, MN, Tina Hommerding-Renslow (Kevin) of St. Cloud, Kindel Sartell-Tyner (Terry) of Arizona; sons, Tim Hommerding (Deanna) of Foley, MN, Tony Hommerding (Michelle) of St. Cloud, MN; brother, James Wicktor (Carol) St. Cloud, MN; sister, Norma (Wicktor) Miller of Cold Spring, MN; grandchildren, Marri, Nick, Adam Khalaj, Hayley, Jordan Renslow, Kelli Hommerding-Gangestad (Chris), Neal (Brandee) Hommerding, Cheryl Hommerding (mother of) Tony, Jake, Molly Hommerding, Sara and Marcus Boram, Jennifer (Garrett) Bias; and great grandchildren, Skyler, Tyler, Tru, Morgan and Paige.

She was preceded in death by first husband, Quinton Hommerding; parents, Howard and Lu Wicktor; and sisters, Jean Bretzke and Carol Bonde.

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Published in St. Cloud Times from May 3 to May 9, 2021.
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May 10, 2021
She was my person, and I will miss her deeply. Her memory lives in my heart and soul.
May 10, 2021
I worked at Granite Care for many years. Marion was such a wonderful, caring person. I think of her every May 1st. She would say Hurrah, hurrah the first of May! Outdoor kissing starts today! Always brings a smile. My condolences to the family.

Nancy (Woerdehoff) Mehrenberg
Nancy Mehrenberg
May 9, 2021
We will miss Marion. We would take residents from her SR home to a
Christmas pageant at First Presbyterian Church, many yrs ago. Last saw her in Az.
at St. Cloud function also yrs ago. She was a super fine person. I
Also knew Wicktor family. Lived close in E. SC. Don watkins
Don Watkins
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