Marian A. Botzet


Marian A. Botzet, age 86 of Crystal, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2022, with her children by her side. Marian was raised in Belle River, MN. That is where she met the love of her life and married Melvin in 1959. Marian and Melvin moved to Crystal, MN after their first three of five children were born. Marian was a stay-at-home mom until the family moved to Rockford, MN in 1972. A self-taught cake decorator, she obtained a job decorating cakes at the local Red Owl bakery. She baked and decorated wedding, birthday and all occasion cakes for 45 years, and was affectionately known as the “Cake Lady.” Many people have had a cake baked and decorated by Marian! She also worked as a dental assistant/receptionist, not retiring until she was 75 years old! She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She loved greatly and was greatly loved and will forever be in our hearts. She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Beverly (Verlon) Schmitz, Brenda (Charles) Olson, Bernice (Andrew) Bertram; sons, Brian (Noel) Botzet, Bernard Botzet; grandchildren, Zachary (Kate) Schmitz and Vanessa Olson; great grandchildren, Ena and Connor Schmitz; sister, Sr. Mary Georgine Larson, OSF; many close relatives and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Melvin; parents, George and Marie Larson; mother and father-in-law, Lawrence and Ellen; brothers Raphael Larson and Kenneth Larson. Marian enjoyed polka music, and never missed “Polka Spotlight” at Noon! Her dream came true recently when she attended a live taping of the show and was introduced on the air! She also loved plants and gardening. She enjoyed spending time on the computer (including some time for “resting her eyes!”). She loved country music, square-dancing, crocheting, crafting, and making hand-made cards. She also enjoyed visiting with family and friends, playing 500, and having a beer or two at her assisted living facility’s “Happy Hour!”

Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Thursday Oct. 27, at The Church of St. Mary of the Lake, 105 Forestview Lane, Plymouth with visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Please see the funeral home website for a livestream of the service. If you are not feeling well, please attend via Livestream. Private Interment St. Nicholas Cemetery, Belle River, MN. 763-553-1411

Modulist Image