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Marjorie Rachel Trihus

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Service Details


Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

Time: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.

Location: Worlein
Blooming Prairie Funeral Home
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

* And 1 hour before the service at the church on Tuesday


Date: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church
Rural Austin, Minnesota


Red Oak Grove Cemetery
Rural Austin, Minnesota



Marjorie R. Trihus, age 73 of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, surrounded by her loving family.  Marjorie Rachel was born March 6, 1944 in Hibbing, Minnesota, the daughter of Emmett and Marjorie (Gelling) Swanson.  Marjorie graduated from Hibbing High School, and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  On November 27, 1971, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Allen Trihus at First Lutheran Church in Hibbing, Minnesota.  Marjorie worked for the Extension Service prior to becoming a devoted farm wife, mother and grandmother. Over the years she enjoyed volunteering at her church and with 4-H activities.  Her ‘happy place’ was with family at livestock and cattle shows.  Marjorie was a longtime member of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her two sons John (Wendy Cadwell) Trihus, and Brian (Emily Nelson) Trihus all of Blooming Prairie, MN; her daughter Rachel Trihus of Des Moines, IA; four grandchildren Tyler Trihus, Cassandra and Ruth Jones, and Creighton Cadwell; brother Emmett “Art” (Cathi) Swanson of Minneapolis, MN; by many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Kenneth on March 25, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, 30456 Mower Freeborn Road, Austin, Minnesota, with Pastor Lindsay Stolen officiating.  Interment will follow the service in the Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M. Monday, September 11, 2017, at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday morning, at church.  In lieu of flowers memorials in Marjorie’s memory may be directed to the general fund at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church. 



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