GRANADA - A Celebration of Life service for Marjorie M. Mapson, 91, of Fairmont, formerly of Granada, Minn., will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Calvary Baptist Church in Granada. Burial will follow the service in Center Creek Cemetery, near Granada.
Marjorie passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont with her family by her side. Visitation will be 57 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.
Marjorie Mary Tyson was born Feb. 1, 1922, in Hampshire, Ill., the daughter of Albert and Anna (Warrington) Tyson. She attended country school near Hampshire, Ill., until moving with her parents to a farm in Nashville Township, Martin County, in 1934. Marjorie was united in marriage to Laverne Mapson on Oct. 14, 1941. Following their marriage, they lived on a farm in Center Creek Township and had three children, Jerry, Carol Ann and Randy. Laverne passed away on July 21, 1987, and Marjorie continued to live on the farm where she enjoyed gardening, flowers and riding on her lawn mower. She also worked several years at Parker Oaks Baptist Nursing Home in Winnebago, retiring in 1994. The last couple of years she has lived at Goldfinch Estates in Fairmont.
Marjorie was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Granada. She had a very strong faith and trust in God. She loved her church and the church families and this was a very important part of her life. She loved to make cut out cookies and was so proud of her grandchildren.
Those who will cherish her memory include three children, Jerry Mapson of Fairmont, Carol Ann Pierce and her husband Steve of Fairmont, Randy Mapson and his wife Julie of Baxter, Minn.; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Hughes (Brad), Brian Mapson, Chris Pierce (Amy), Andy Pierce (Brooke), Sara Pierce (Jorden Gerdes), Katy Dresselhaus (Erik), Holly Braaten (Jeremy), Christina Hines (Trent); 13 great-grandchildren, Derek, Logan and Taylor Hughes, McKenna Pierce, Dawson Braaten, Christopher Luttrell, Logan Mapson, Audreanna and T.J. Hines, Jacob, Sammi, Emma and Ella Dresselhaus; sister-in-law, Irene Tyson; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Laverne Mapson, Marjorie was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Robert and William Tyson; two sisters, Eleanor Maurer and Ruth Lloyd; and one grandson, Dustin Mapson.