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Marie Walraven

December 12, 1922 — February 11, 2019

Hills, MN

     Marie Walraven age 96, of Hills, MN died Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills, MN.

     Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Friday, February 22nd at Beaver Creek First Presbyterian Church in Beaver Creek, MN, with Pastor Jason Cunningham officiating.

     Burial will follow at Flower Field Cemetery rural Hills, MN.

     Visitation will be Thursday, February 21st from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills.

     In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for Marie’s favorite mission projects.

     Marie Walraven was born December 12, 1922 at Ireton, Iowa, the daughter of John and Jennie (Levering) Barents. She received her education and graduated from Ireton High School in 1941. After graduation she worked as a telephone operator.

     Marie was united in marriage to Henry Walraven on October 5, 1943. Together they farmed north of Ireton. In 1954 the family moved to Hills, MN. She loved raising flowers and gardening. She enjoyed volunteering at Hope Haven and Tuff Memorial Home. She worked at Tuff Memorial Home, helped at Wally's Nursery and served on the Rock County Rural Water Board. She was involved in Hills Community Club and an active member of First Presbyterian Church.

     She is survived by three children, Robert (Shirley) Walraven of Hills, MN, Sandra (Gene) Smiraldo of Findlay, OH and Delwyn Walraven of Hills, MN; six grandchildren, Steven Smiraldo of Washington, DC, Keith Walraven of Sioux Falls, SD, Phillip (Elaine) Smiraldo of Findlay, OH, Sara (Mark) Dodge of Hartley, IA, Nicolas (Jess) Walraven of Lakeside, AZ and Lee (Quinn) Walraven of Onalaska, WI; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

     She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Henry Walraven; her son, Terry Walraven; four brothers, John, Gerrit, Julius and Edward Barents; and one sister, Jacoba Nelson. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, February 21, 2019

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills

402 East 1st Street, Hills, MN 56138

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 22, 2019

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Beaver Creek First Presbyterian Church

East 2nd Avenue, Beaver Creek, MN 56116

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