Marian Vaatveit

Marian Vaatveit

Marian Vaatveit, age 89, of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at her home in Carroll.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Carroll with Rev. Dennis Bailey officiating. Organist for the service will be Mrs. Nancy Davis and violinist will be Becky Windschitl. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday where there will be a prayer service held at 7:00 P.M.. and a P.E.O. memorial service to follow . The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 A.M. on Wednesday to lie in state until the time of service. Burial will be in the Grand Junction Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jim Thompson, Dan Porter, Don Ireland-Schunicht, Don Halverson, Rob Peters, and Kris Laub. Honorary casket bearers will be Sandra Lowry, Byrdene Thompson, Esther Halverson, Pat Drees, Lelah Peters, Lucille Hudson. An honor guard will be formed at the church by the St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary and P.E.O..
Born on May 20, 1921 at Rippey, Iowa, she was the daughter of John and Elsie (Davis) Thompson. Marian grew up on the family farm in Greene County near Rippey, Iowa. Upon the death of her father, her family moved to Iowa City and Marian graduated from Iowa City High School in 1939. Marian then attended the University of Iowa and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1942. She was a long time resident and school teacher in Columbus Junction, Iowa. Marian then moved to Jefferson where she continued to teach until her retirement. Marian moved to Carroll in the early 70’s. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carroll, the United Methodist Women, she was a twenty five year member of St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary, P.E.O., Clio-Roundtable, the Carroll Country Club, and she was an avid reader and a member of a local book club. In her spare time Marian enjoyed golfing, reading, walking, fishing, traveling, entertaining at her home, cooking, and playing bridge with the Friday Contract Bridge Club.
Surviving are several cousins, nieces, and nephews.