Marian Elaine Haapala (Anderson)
November 19, 1931 – December 7, 2020
Age 89, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. She was preceded in death
by her parents Clara and Arnold Anderson, and by Sherman Haapala. She is survived by their children Michael (Lori), Lisa Westegard (Douglas), Marcia Haapala and Robert Rood, Scott (Debra); grandchildren Kristina Zarnke, Ben Haapala (Erin), Erin Roers (Matthew), Sara Haapala, Matthew Haapala, Jacob Haapala (Sara Kramer), Danielle Haapala; six great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother Gael Anderson in Riverside, California.
Marian and Sherman were married in 1952 and lived most of their lives in Dassel, Minnesota. Marian earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 1987 from St. Cloud State University, and taught first grade at Dassel Elementary School for 19 years. She also worked at Hutchinson Technology Inc. in Hutchinson, Minnesota for ten years. She enjoyed reading and volunteering as a librarian at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.
Marian will be dearly missed by her family and friends. A private ceremony with family will be held and she will be interred at the Dassel Cemetery.