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Lola Conner
January 24, 1935 ~
October 15, 2018
Date of Service: October 22, 2018

William Curtis
April 8, 1933 ~
October 03, 2018
Date of Service: October 26, 2018

Charles "Roger" Britt, Sr.
September 22, 1945 ~
October 07, 2018
Date of Service: October 27, 2018

Marlis Wernberg
January 2, 1944 ~
October 16, 2018
Date of Service: October 27, 2018

Lynda Ross
March 4, 1940 ~
October 15, 2018
Date of Service: November 03, 2018

Frances Babcock
February 23, 1929 ~
August 22, 2018
Date of Service: November 09, 2018

Virginia Frizzell
June 12, 1936 ~
October 16, 2018

George Dale
July 29, 1933 ~
October 13, 2018

Bert Kamps
December 8, 1923 ~
October 12, 2018

Rex Biddy
June 4, 1919 ~
October 12, 2018

Jerome Nelson
July 16, 1941 ~
October 09, 2018

Margaret Gary
June 24, 1923 ~
October 04, 2018

Joyce Shepard
July 29, 1927 ~
October 03, 2018


Marie Delin

May 25, 1925 ~ January 06, 2018

Service: January 12, 2018 10:00 AM
   Location: Grace Bible Church Fireside Room

Marie Margel (Maas) Delin of Bozeman, Montana, passed away January 6, 2018, in her home at the Bozeman Lodge surrounded by her family.

Marie was born May 25, 1925, in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, the daughter of Dr. David and Freda Maas. She had one brother, David. She grew up and attended schools in Webster, Wisconsin. Following graduation from high school, she attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, from 1943 to 1946 and Montana State College from 1962 to 1963.

The years spent at the University of Wisconsin were World War II years.  She was very conscious of the war on a daily basis. On weekends she and other students were bussed to Ray-O-Vac Battery, working the night assembly line as batteries were necessary for the war effort.

Bus trips were made to Truax Air Field, where she served as a U.S.O. Hostess.  In her Physical Education Dance Class, members were encouraged to be at the Student Union Sunday afternoons to dance with the service men. Many soldiers were on campus and were housed in the Field House.

Marie married Gerald Delin August 28, 1946, upon his return from three years of service with the Marine Corps in the South Pacific. At the time of their wedding, it was discovered that Marie’s father, Dr. David Maas, had delivered Gerald at his birth.

Marie and Gerald made their home in Bozeman in 1948.  Four children were blessed to this union, Dawn, Susan, Gary and Judy and their formative years were spent in Bozeman. During this time, Marie volunteered for the March of Dimes, Heart Fund, Red Cross, was a Campfire Girls Board member, 4-H leader and a Parent Teacher Association Board member.

She worked a combination of twenty years for Farmers Home Administration and the Soil Conservation Service.  In her retirement years she was secretary, for a period of time, for the Gallatin County Historical Society - Pioneer Museum, active in the Sons of Norway, the Bozeman Senior Center, and a longtime member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, and in later years, Grace Bible Church.

Marie, her husband, and sister-in-law, Iris, traveled to all 50 States, especially enjoying National Parks and Monuments. As time went on there were many wonderful family gatherings of her children and spouses, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family animals.

Mother’s favorite flowers were white daises. She was well known for her culinary skills and felt it was her place to feed anyone entering their home. Marie enjoyed cooking and entertaining and made everyone feel welcomed. She was a very gracious hostess.

Marie is survived by her beloved children, Dawn (Don) Wiitala of Longview, WA, Susan (Jack) Davis of Bozeman, Gary (Jeanne) Delin of Bozeman, and Judy (Steve) Allen of Bozeman; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Claudia Maas, lris Nigg Lundin, Marilyn Jordon; brother-in-law, Rodney Delin; and many nieces and nephews.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald, of 64 years; her parents, Freda and David Maas; brother, David Maas; and sisters-in-law, Marion Corlin and Margel Carlson.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers and staff at the Bozeman Lodge for their care during these later years, as well as Hospice of Bozeman Health.

A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Friday, Jan. 12th, at Grace Bible Church in the Fireside Room.

ln lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bozeman Health Foundation (Memo line: Hospice) 931 Highland Blvd. Suite 3200, Bozeman, 59715 or the Gallatin History Museum, 317 W. Main St. Bozeman, 59715.

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