Marie E. PalerMarie Paler, 79, died Dec. 13, 2013, in Solvay Hospice House in Duluth after a long battle with breast and bone cancer.
MARIE E. PALER
Marie Paler, 79, died Dec. 13, 2013, in Solvay Hospice House in Duluth after a long battle with breast and bone cancer.
Marie was born Nov. 29, 1934, on a farm in rural Otter Tail County, Minnesota. She graduated from Perham Minnesota High School in 1952. She attended college at Moorhead State University and received a bachelor of science degree and later a master’s degree. She taught in various locations throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota and retired in 1993 after completing 26 years of teaching in the Duluth Public Schools.
She was united in marriage to Lloyd D. Paler Dec. 26, 1959. They were married 43 years until Lloyd's death in December 2002.
Marie enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Marie was a member of the Duluth Area Educators Association, Alpha Delta Kappa, the Women's Educational Sorority and a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Churches Rebecca Circle.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and other relatives.
Marie is survived by her son, Lee, formerly from Southern California; daughter Linda (George) Sowl of Duluth; her grandchildren's mother, Jennifer Paler, of San Diego; grandson Alexander of San Diego; granddaughter Paige of San Diego; sister-in-law Katherine Boss of Underwood, Minn.; nephew Brian Boss of Fergus Falls, Minn.; nephew Steven (Sue) Boss of Austin, Minn.; nephew Andrew (Lisa) Boss of Worthington, Minn.; sister-in-law Carol Abbott (Robert) of Wahpeton, N.D.; family special friend Ardell Teige of Duluth; and numerous other relatives and friends.
In accordance with Marie’s wishes, there will be no memorial or funeral service.
Burial will be beside her husband at the St Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, 500 Sixth Ave. S.W., Perham, MN 56573.
Memorials can be given to Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2012 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55812, or to the donor’s choice.
Assisting the family with the arrangements is Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. Second St., Duluth, MN 55805.www.doughertyfuneralduluth.com