Marie P. Jose

FAIRMONT – Services for Marie P. Jose, 93, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Burial will be in Center Creek Cemetery, rural Granada, Minn.

Marie passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, and will continue one hour prior to the time of service Friday at the church.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Marie Pearl (Fenton) Jose was born April 28, 1921, in Fairmont, Minn., the daughter of Charles and Mary (Kelly) Fenton. She received her education from Fairmont Public Schools. On Aug. 4, 1940, Marie was united in marriage to Donald W. Jose in Nashville Township, Martin County, Minn. Together, the couple made their home on a farm near Granada, Minn., and were blessed with three children:?Donna, Darrell and Sandy. Marie worked hard taking care of the family home and also took great pride in working side by side on the farm with Don. They farmed together for 42 years, retiring in 1982. In June 2000, Marie and Don moved to Fairmont. Marie was a member of the Congregational Church in Granada and also was active in the Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont, where as a child she was baptized and confirmed. In her spare time, Marie loved playing cards, working on puzzles, and reading. She loved the outdoors and looked forward to camping trips and long days spent fishing with family and friends. Following her retirement, Marie enjoyed following her great-grandchildren and cheering them on at their sporting events. She was a tough farm wife who was never known to complain. She always wanted her family to know that “I am alright.”

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Donna Hovick and her husband, Eldon, of Armstrong, Iowa, Darrell Jose and his wife, Rita, of Mankato, Minn., and Sandy Clow of Lewisville, Minn.; grandchildren, Dawn Hovick, Debbie Irmiter and her husband, Gary, Doni Hovick and his wife, Kristi, and Lana Marie Jose Eccles and her husband Cliff “Boon” Eccles Jr; great-grandchildren, Danielle, Alyssa, Micayla, Dylan, Wyatt, Luke, Elizabeth, Mitchell, Aliyah, Jozie, Alex, Rachel, and Alexis; half-brothers, Jim Mathiason and Ronald Mathiason; half-sister-in-law, Kathy Mathiason; a sister-in-law, Marlene Jose; as well as many other extended family and friends.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Fenton; husband, Donald Jose; son-in-law, Cary Clow; two sisters, Charlotte Thompson and Evelyn Fenton; half-brother, Gary Mathiason; several step-brothers and step-sisters; three brothers-in-law, Burton Jose Jr., Marvin Jose, and Richard Thompson; and other family.