Marie Ann Scott

Marie Ann Scott

ORTONVILLE — Marie Ann Scott, 83, went to her eternal home Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at the Ortonville Area Hospital in Ortonville, Minn. Mass of Christian Burial was held 11 a.m. Dec. 3, 2018, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Ortonville, Minn.

Visitation was held 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at the Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank, S.D. Fr. Brian Oestreich celebrated the Mass, and interment was in the St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, Milbank.

Marie Ann (Fonder) Scott was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Sisseton, S.D., to Bernard Richard and Catherine Elizabeth (Jurgens) Fonder. The family resided on a farm northeast of Peever, S.D. When she was 8 years old, the family moved to farm near Milbank. After graduating from Milbank High School, Marie attended college at Mt. Marty College in Yankton, S.D., and Presentation College in Aberdeen, S.D.

She taught at a country school for one year in rural Roberts County. She then taught at Big Stone City School until she married Ronald Scott on June 4, 1960, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Ortonville, Minn.

In addition to teaching, she loved bird watching and taking care of her flower garden. Marie was also active in 4-H, the RENEW church program, secretary of DHIA, taught religious education, and loved to participate in cancer walks with her team, “Oldies but Goodies.”

Surviving Marie is her daughter, Debbie (Leo) Wels of Lewisville, Minn.; daughter, Cheryl Schweer of Milbank, S.D.; daughter, LeAnn (Darwin) Street of Milbank, S.D.; son, Brian (Patty) Scott of Maple Grove, Minn.; daughter, Lori (Roger) Cloos of Watertown, S.D.; 16 grandchildren, Brandon Eckberg, Bradley Eckberg, Lindsey Mickelson, Derek Wels, James Eckberg, Andy Eckberg, Nicole Morton, Justin Schweer, Ashley Gatz, Eric Gatz, Abby German, Mitchell Scott, Cali Scott, Bridget Walsh, Tia Cloos, and Caden Cloos; 15 great-grandchildren; and brother, Dennis (Arlene) Fonder of Milbank, S.D.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Ronald in June of 1999; parents, Bernard and Catherine Fonder; and brothers, Dale and Jim Fonder.

Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank is in charge of the arrangements.

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