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Marion Anderson

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Marion Elizabeth Anderson, 93, passed away August 2, 2022.  Memorial services will be on Monday, August 15, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Sunne Lutheran Church.  For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.  Visitation will be on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home.

Marion was born January 2, 1929, in Bismarck to Edith (Wray) and Herbert Piercy.  She attended Bismarck high School and graduated from Capital Commercial College.

She married Ralph Morris in 1946.  Marion and Ralph later divorced.  On December 2, 1961, she and Edgar Anderson were married at Sunne Lutheran Church, Wilton.  Marion was employed in the office of Capital Laundry, then Sweetheart Bakery for 19 years.  She spent 9 years at the First State Bank of Wilton before retiring in 1987.

Marion loved to cook, quilt, oil paint, travel and do crafts.  After retiring Edgar and Marion spent their winters at their home in Mesa, AZ.  Marion was an active member of Sunne Lutheran Church and the Peace Unit of the Ladies Circle.  She was a 60-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Wilton and a 26-year member of the Rural Letter Carriers Auxiliary.  Marion was also a member of the Red Hat Society in Wilton for 17 years, serving as the Queen Bee for many.

Marion is survived by two daughters; Dana Wallace, Great Falls MT; Darlene (Bill) Bitz, Wilton; one son; Scott Anderson, Wilton; six granddaughters; Darcy Bitz, Denver CO; DeAnn (Eric) Bush, Great Falls MT; Darla (Matt) Leidy, Wilton; Jennifer (Larry) Thompson, Front Royal VA; Ramona Veil and wife Jennifer Skuta, Milwaukee WI; Erica Veil and friend John Schneider, Bismarck; two grandsons; Ryan (Dayna) Bitz, Monticello MN; Michael Anderson and fiancé Samantha Mead, Wilton; five great grandsons; Jacob Bitz, Mandan; Austin (Kristen) Bitz, Hudson CO; Braden, Tyler and Brycen Bitz, Monticello MN, James Schneider, Bismarck; three great granddaughters; Madison Leidy and fiancé Darren Sharp, Wilton; Marilynn Mehmke, Great Falls MT; Taylor Thompson, Front Royal VA; one great great granddaughter; Rylee Bitz, Hudson CO; two great great grandsons; Mason and Jameson Bitz (twins), Hudson CO;. And her special fur baby Sammy.

Marion was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar; her mother, Edith Wray; her brother, Robert (Buzz) Piercy; her grandparents, John and Hannah Wray; son-in-law, David Wallace; and several uncles.

In lieu of flowers, Marion requests all memorials be given to Sunne Lutheran Church.

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