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Christ Lutheran Church
Saturday January 8th, 2022

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Marian A. Vik

Marian A. Vik, 98, of St. Paul, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at Christ Lutheran Church in St. Paul. The Rev. John Doolittle will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul.

Visitation will be Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family.

Marian was born on Jan. 25, 1923, at Toronto, South Dakota, the daughter of John and Tilda (Hafstad) Falken. She grew up and received her education at Toronto and graduated from high school in 1941. She then taught kindergarten – 12th grade at a country school, later teaching in Toronto.

She was united in marriage to Marlyn J. Vik on July 25, 1947, at Milbank, South Dakota. Marian lived in Toronto while Marlyn served in the military and when he was discharged the family moved to Scotia, later moving to St. Paul.

Marian worked at Jacob’s Café and the St. Paul Bakery. She also served as the Christ Lutheran Church secretary for many years. Marlyn died on July 12, 1997 and she continued to live in St. Paul the rest of her life. For the past seven years she has resided at Matelyn Retirement Community.

She was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid, Carl Mogensen American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119 of St. Paul, Just Us Girls extension club and ladies and mixed bowling leagues.

She enjoyed sewing, cross-stitch, playing cards, bowling, puzzles of all sorts and reading. She loved spending time with all her family.

She is survived by her children, Marlyn “Butch” Vik, Jr. of Omaha, Tom Vik of Lincoln and Nancy and Tim Shindle of St. Paul; four grandchildren, Erin and Jennifer Vik, of Omaha, Mandy Carr of Lincoln, Sarah Roehl of Lincoln and Katie and Brad Clapper of Bellevue; six great-grandchildren, Haleigh, Isabel, Rozalynn, Lennox, Maci and Keaton.

In addition to her husband, Marlyn, she was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Chris Vik; sister, Irene; and brothers, Johnny and James.

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Deepest sympathy to the Vik family during this difficult time. Hold the wonderful memories close to your heart as you make your way through life. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jonathan Sazama Jan 4 2022 7:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marian Vik

Shirley Jan 3 2022 4:18 PM

Myprayers and sympathy to all of Marian's family. She always had a smile and was so kind and caring to everyone. She will be missed by so many, cherish all the wonderful memories and I am sure you all have many. They do help to remember those awesome fun times. She is with her saviour as well as her Heavernly family. Rest in Peace Marian!!!

Velda Peters Jan 3 2022 10:56 AM

Aunt Marian wad such a special lady. She and my mom, Delores were especially close. My dad and Marlon were brothers. We spent many wonderful summers together, us girls, Nancy. Laurie and myself. I always remember her purple irises in her yard growing up and always thought they smelled like grapes lol. Rest In Peace Auntie in Heaven.

Lynda Vik Jan 3 2022 10:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marian Vik

Lori Lanka Amico Jan 3 2022 9:15 AM

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Pavlik Jennifer Jan 2 2022 9:52 PM

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Sara Washburn Jan 2 2022 9:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marian Vik

Jon Miller Jan 2 2022 9:28 PM