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Marie Irene Loven – Obituary

Name: Marie Irene Loven

Age: 99

Born: 08-16-1918

Died: 11-26-2017

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud

St. Paul's Catholic Church, St. Cloud

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 12:30 P.M. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Marie Irene Loven, age 99, of St. Cloud. Marie passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at St. Benedict’s Care Center in St. Cloud. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud. Friends may call on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 between 4:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
Marie was born August 16, 1918. She grew up on a farm near the small town of Petersburg, Nebraska. She was the youngest of the ten children of George F. and Maria (Batliner) Winkler. In her teenage years, Marie played piano in a band with her brother Michael. They played in small towns throughout the Midwest. In the early 40’s Marie moved to St. Cloud, MN where she met Edward Loven from Swanville, MN. They married in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma while Edward was serving in the Marine Corps. Marie returned to St. Cloud and worked as a waitress at the Spaniol Hotel until Edward returned from the war. They raised two children, Sandra and Gary in St. Cloud.
Marie worked most of her life. She acquired knowledge of fabrics and sewing while working at JC Penney and Tempo in St. Cloud. Marie recognized there was an opportunity in quilting and bridal fabrics, sewing machines and seamstress services. She then opened Loven’s Fabrics with her son Gary in 1974. The store became a recognized leader in providing home-town personalized sewing and bridal services.
Marie had many talents and accomplishments in her work and personal life. She was a breast cancer survivor of 50 years. At an early age she learned to play the piano. She loved playing and listening to music throughout her life. Family and friends enjoyed hearing her play old songs from the 30’s. She was also an avid bowler and gardener and a volunteer driver for the Sisters of St. Benedict and the Poor Clare Sisters of Sauk Rapids. She was devoted to her family and loved cooking for them. Her homemade vegetable soup was a favorite. To Marie’s five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren she will always be “Granny”.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Edward, her parents, her son-in-law Al Bogart, and her brothers and sisters Frank Winkler, William Winkler, Michael Winkler, Andrew Winkler, Henry Winkler, George Winkler, Lille Winkler Thompson and Clara Winkler Haave. She is survived by her daughter Sandra Bares (Jim) of Sauk Rapids, MN and son Gary Loven (Mary) of St. Cloud, MN.
In her final years Marie was lovingly cared for at St. Benedict’s Care Center in St. Cloud. In her final days she was also devotedly cared for by Centra Care Hospice.

Guestbook for Marie Irene Loven

Audra Bach
December 5, 2017, 12:39 pm
So sorry for your loss. She taught me a great deal about fine fabrics. Her expertise has not been forgotten. RIP Marie Loven.
Sister Colleen Haggerty
, Neighbor in th 70's
December 1, 2017, 2:43 pm
Mary and Gary - the prayers of your Benedictine Sisters from the1540 House - next to your dear parents. I am one of a few remaining Sisters who lived next to your folks in the 70's and 80's who would remember your parents and especially your dear Mother. She and I shared "sewing secrets" when we sisters lived next door to your folks. I regret that I did not see the obituary in time to come to the wake. Blessings and prayers, Sister Colleen Haggerty, OSB
Kurt and Mary Mueller, Hanna and Erika
, Great-Aunt
November 29, 2017, 1:32 pm
Our prayers are with Sandy & Jim, Gary & Mary and the rest of your dear family. We are so saddened by the news that Aunt Marie has passed. She was a wonderful, classy lady with so many talents. She is playing her music in heaven now. Strength and peace to you all!
Renate Searcy
, Family Friend
November 28, 2017, 7:40 pm
Mary and Gary I'am so very sorry about the loss of your Mom. Please know our love and Prayers are with you and the Family. May the good Lord wrap his loving, healing arms around the whole Family and Bless you until you meet again at Jesus Feet.

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