Marion Dorothy Gutting went to meet her Savior in heaven on April 9, 2006.
Marion was born on Nov. 24, 1921, in Oakgrove to Wm. And Clara (Brickner) Deiss. She attended Forestville School for eight years. Marion married Carl P. Gutting on Oct. 22, 1947, and together they ran the Beldenville General Store until 1957.
Marion was a member of the St. Francis parish and was active in the St. Francis Altar and Rosary Society. She also served as a leader for the Beldenville Bluebirds 4-H club and her home became the gathering place for numerous neighborhood kids, and nieces and nephews, where everyone was always welcome to participate in family picnics, other events and holidays.
Marion is survived by nine children - Judy Ecklund, Bellevue, WA; Jane Gutting (Terry), Yakima, WA; Ronald (Jeanette), Glen (Joleen), and Patrick (Lori) Gutting all of River Falls; David (Kathy) Gutting, Beldenville; Dorothy (Kurt) Larson, Maplewood, Minn.; Julie (Patrick) Reilly, Issaquah, WA; and Jacqueline (Wayne) Schulte, Ellsworth. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and her brother Bill (Pat) Deiss, Danbury, and sister Shirley (Marvin) Bohnen, Stillwater, Minn.
Marion was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; son-in-law, Gerald Ecklund; sister, Inez (Earl) Loida, and brothers, Clayton, Norman, and Donald (Kathleen) Deiss.
Marion will be remembered by her children as a loving Mother with a heart of gold.
The family requests that Memorials be made to St. Francis School, 244 West Woodworth, Ellsworth, WI 54011.
Mass of Christian Burial will be: 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ellsworth. Fr. Tom Donaldson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m., and at the church on Wednesday for one hour before the service.
Pallbearers will be: Mike and Matt Gutting, Ben and Brian Larson, Steve Bohnen, and Phil Deiss.
Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, assisting the family.