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In Memory of Marion Workman


December 1, 1926 - November 8, 2019

Marion Jean Workman, age 92, of Prairie Farm, Wisconsin, died Friday, November 8, 2019 at Prairie Home Assisted Living in Menasha, Wisconsin.

Marion was born on December 1, 1926 in Haugen to Joseph and Lena (Bruha) Beranek.  She attended Rice Lake High School and later, Barron County Normal School and became a teacher.  She taught at Collingwood School.

One June 22, 1946, she married Carroll Workman at her Haugen rural family home in an outdoor ceremony.  Carroll and Marion farmed in rural Prairie Farm where they raised their five children.

Marion loved to read, garden and worked hard on the farm.  She loved sharing her love of reading and gardening, and teaching these to her children and grandchildren as well as sewing, knitting and other craft projects.  She loved the Lord and you could find her at Barron Foursquare Church teaching Sunday school, leading youth groups, organizing cradle roll and serving on the Christian Foursquare Women’s Group and Growing Lights School board; and any other way she could help at the church. 

Marion was involved in the Barron County Homemakers and her children’s 4-H clubs.  She could be found journaling, practicing her daily devotions and praying for others.  Marion will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 

She is survived by her children, Richard (Joy) Workman of Barron, Nancy Elliott of Salado, TX, Jeff (Roda) Workman of Hillsdale, Ted (Jean) Workman of Prairie Farm and Suzi (Tony) Bellman of Menasha; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille Severson of Prairie Farm; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Willems, Blanche  Berry and Margaret Beranek.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law, Bill Elliott; brothers, Donald and Theodore Beranek; and great-granddaughter, Zoe Rayn Barrett. 

Funeral services for Marion Workman will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Foursquare Gospel Church in Barron with Rev. Wayne Espeseth officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Rausch and Steel Funeral Home in Barron and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday morning.  Burial will be at the Wayside Cemetery in Barron.

Arrangements are being handled by Rausch and Steel Funeral Home in Barron. 


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