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Marion Hills, 88

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Marion Viola Hills, age 88, resident of Brainerd, formerly of Wheaton, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland in Brainerd.

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Marion was born on October 28, 1924 to Hildur (Skoglund) and Julius Carlson in Wheaton.

On March 4, 1944 she married Harry Hills. Marion was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Wheaton. She was employed at Powers Produce and then worked for more than 40 years at the Traverse County Care Center. Marion was a dedicated caregiver even after retiring from the Care Center by providing home health services. Marion enjoyed spending time with her family and is fondly remembered for her baking skills. Marion moved to Brainerd in March of 2008.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna (Dale) Vollmers of Miltona and Dorothy (Gerald) Peterson of Baxter; four grandchildren, Craig (Katherine) Vollmers of Houston, Texas, Mitch (Kate) Vollmers of Austin, Texas, Jennifer (Brad) Thesing of Fort Ripley, Darcy (Jason) Walkowiak of Baxter; nine great-grandchildren, Grace, Michael and Samuel Vollmers of Houston, Texas, Casey and Carly Dockter, Trenton and Tessa Thesing of Fort Ripley, Cam and Keaton Walkowiak of Baxter; one sister, Violet Milbrandt of Wheaton; and many nieces and nephews.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Hildur; her husband, Harry "Bud", three brothers, Clarence (Rosa) Carlson, Henry and Lawrence Carlson; six sisters, Signe (August) Neidebaumer, Julia (Harold) Gallagher, Edith (Raymond) Nelson, Helen (Cyril) Westby, Ethel and Pearl Carlson.

Services will be held Saturday, September 14 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Wheaton with Pastor Darrell Boe officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery.

A lunch will be held at the Wheaton American Legion Club following burial.

Memorials may be given to the following: Good Samaritan Society Woodland, 100 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd, MN 56401 or Alzheimers Association MN/ND Chapter, 7900 West 78th Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55439.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory in Brainerd; www.Nelson-Doran.com; (218) 829-4755.

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