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Marian Vosburgh

May 1, 1926 — March 23, 2022

Marian Vosburgh

Marian Paulson Vosburgh, our cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, passed peacefully, March 23, 2022 at Birchwood Cottages in North Mankato. 

Marian was born May 1, 1926 with identical twin sister, Marie in Sioux Falls, S.D. to Merlin and Myrtle (Saugstad) Paulson.  During the Great Depression, the family moved from their S.D. farm to Mankato in her early teen years.  Marian graduated from Mankato High in 1944.  During WWII she took 500 hours of Red Cross training in Sioux Falls at Sioux Valley Hospital and worked at a photo studio.  Marian was united in marriage to her neighbor and high school sweetheart, Richard Vosburgh, on June 30, 1945, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church while he was on leave from overseas duty.  She was widowed in 1957 at the age of 31 with five children.  She began a nurse’s aide career at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Private Duty, Mankato Clinic for 30 years, and Good Counsel’s Infirmary for 10 years.  Marian so loved her family and did so much for them. She loved Sunday dinners, loved visiting their homes for celebrations, and always enjoyed babysitting.  Marian lived a prayerful and faithful life.  She enjoyed volunteering at church and Good Counsel.  She loved music and dancing, embroidery, gardening, and bird watching.  She traveled to Colorado, Alaska, Florida, California, Hawaii and a cruise of the Caribbean.  The later years Marian lived at Keystone, then with her daughter, Pat, and the last three years at Birchwood Cottages. 

Marian is survived by three daughters, Mary Jane Ommen and Patricia (Kevin) Bores, both of Mankato and Margaret (Marty) Lee of Prairie Village, KS; daughter-in-law, Carol Gilbertson of Mankato; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren; 7 nieces and nephews; and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother; husband in 1957; twin, Marie Rivers in 2011; sons, Richard II in 1991 and John in 2020; son-in-law, Thomas Ommen in 2012; and grandson, Richard III in 2007.   

Memorial Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on April 30 at 10:30 a.m. with visitation starting at 9:30. Private burial at Calvary Cemetery.  Northview-North Mankato Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

A heartfelt thank you to all of her kind caregivers at Birchwood Cottages and gratitude also to the St. Croix Hospice team for their loving care these last 6 months. 

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

632 S Broad St, Mankato, MN 56001

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