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Marion Margaret (Webber) Averbeck, 90, of Buffalo City, WI passed away peacefully on May 29, 2023 at Gundersen-St. Elizabeth Nursing Home in Wabasha, MN.
Marion was born on July 26, 1932, in Winona, MN to Otis and Ruth (Seibert) Webber. She was a graduate of Winona Senior High School. While in high school, she worked at the Winona General Hospital. After graduating from high school, Marion worked at as a payroll clerk at Miller Waste Mills until she married the love of her life, Glenn Averbeck of Alma, WI. They were engaged on Valentine’s Day while Glenn was home on leave from service in the Korean War. Following his discharge from the army, they were married on May 9, 1953 at St. John’s Church in Winona, MN. In 1954, they moved to Buffalo City. Glenn and Marion lived in Buffalo City for many years welcoming daughters Donna, Cindy, Roxanne and son Rex. In 1961 they moved to a farm near Alma, WI additionally welcoming Brenda, Gregory and Bruno to their family. In 1974, they sold the farm and moved back to Buffalo City. In 2020, Marion moved to the Gundersen-St. Elizabeth’s Assisted Living Center, where she was fond of saying, “It’s nice here. I don’t have to cook, wash clothes or clean anymore!”
Marion was very active in serving her community through her church, the local VFW Auxiliary (serving a treasurer for many years), the state Veterans of Foreign Wars (serving as President of the 9th District for 2 terms), the state Purple Heart Auxiliary (serving as President from 1995-1996), the Alma American Legion and as a volunteer at C-FC Elementary School for 40+ years. She was selfless in her service to others and a devoted advocate of disabled and people in need. Many of her children’s friends called her mom as her door was always open for visits. She and Glenn loved to go camping with friends. Winters often found them traveling to Texas. Marion accompanied Glenn on many of his hunting trips out west. They also pulled their camper to Alaska for their dream vacation.
Marion is survived by her daughters Donna (Jeffrey) Baertsch of Fountain City, WI, Cindy (Richard) Penning of Wilmont, MN, Roxanne Radsek of Sparta, WI, Brenda (Monte) Fernholz of Cashton, WI, son Bruno (Veronica) Averbeck of Kensington, MD and daughter-in-law Cara Averbeck of Bow, WA, 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Glenn, sons Rex and Gregory and son-in-law Randy Radsek. She is also survived by 3 sisters-in-law and 3 brothers-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Alma, WI. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Burial will be at the Buffalo City Cemetery with a reception following at the VFW Club in Cochrane, WI.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be designated for the Averbeck Memorial Scholarship Fund which awards a scholarship to a graduating C-FC senior each spring in memory of Glenn, Marion and Gregory Averbeck.
The family thanks the staff at Gundersen-St. Elizabeth Assisted Living and nursing home for their wonderful care of their mom/grandmom/great-grandmom and to all of the people who made her life so enjoyable.
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