ESTHERVILLE, Iowa – A funeral service for Marie England, 66, of Estherville, formerly of Armstrong, Iowa, will be 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at United Methodist Church, Armstrong, with Pastor Lynn Roesler officiating. Interment will be in Armstrong Grove Cemetery, Armstrong.
Marie passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Armstrong.
Marie Lou (Jahnke) England was born July 25, 1947, in Frost, Minn., the daughter of Myron and Jeanie (Phillips) Jahnke. She grew up and received her education in the Granada school system. Marie attended Iowa Lakes Community College graduating in 1995 with her accounting degree. On Dec. 21, 1984, she married her soul mate Roger England at the United Methodist Church in Armstrong. Following their marriage, the couple made their home in Armstrong until 2010, when they moved to Estherville. Over the years, Marie was employed with United Foods in Fairmont for 28 years, Brown Printing, County Market, Casey’s General Store and Bob Boland Ford. It was her greatest accomplishment along with raising her children and grand (angel) children to work side by side with her beloved husband Roger in their trucking company, England Trucking Co. She enjoyed riding in the truck with Roger, her gardening and flowers, raising chickens, other birds, goats, ducks and geese on the farm just outside of Armstrong. For hobbies, Marie enjoyed crafts, gardening and most important was spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
Left to cherish Marie’s memory are her soulmate, Roger, of Estherville; her children, William Timm and his wife, Lyn, of Armstrong, Kim Timm and his wife, Melissa, of Estherville, Melanie Schwidder and her fianc, Brad Becker, of Estherville, Devin Timm and his wife, Missy, of Alton, Iowa; 10 grand (angel) children; one great-grandchild who will sadly miss her; siblings, Kenneth Jahnke and his wife, Linda of Guckeen, Minn., Mary Rich of Truman, Minn.; two brothers-in-law, Jerry (Judy), Richard (Dori); three sisters-in-law, Jeanne, Mary (Daryl), Bobbi; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Betty; brother, James; and her mother and father-in-law, Mandy and Lyle England.