Marian Dohrn, 82, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at her home in Plainview.
Marian was born August 30, 1934 in West Albany Township, Wabasha County to
Henry and Lillie (Hinck) Prigge. She attended Wheelan Country School District #22
in West Albany thru the 7th grade, then completed the 8th grade at St. John’s
Parochial School in Lake City and graduated from Lincoln High School in Lake City
in 1952. On May 3, 1953 she married Donald Dohrn at St. John’s Lutheran Church,
Lake City. While Donald was in the service they lived briefly in Fort Campbell,
Kentucky. In 1955 after Donald’s discharge from the service, they farmed for 4
years in West Albany Township. They then farmed for 17 years in Glasgow
Township. In 1976 they moved north of Plainview and farmed until moving into
Plainview in 1982 and retiring from farming. Marian then was employed at the Mayo
Clinic in Rochester until 2000 and then worked for Peoples State Bank in Plainview
for 6 years.
Marian was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Plainview. She
enjoyed baking, gardening, canning and spending time with her grandchildren and
She is survived by her husband Donald of Plainview; six children, Donnie (Monica)
of Zumbrota, Kenny (Vicky) of Lake City, Jerry of Mazeppa, Janet Koball of
Rochester, Randy of Plainview and Rick of Elgin; 24 grandchildren, 25 great
grandchildren; 1 sister, Jean (Conrad) Lechelt of Pine Island and 1 brother, Louis
(Esther) Prigge of Lake City.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother John Prigge and son-in-
law Rich Koball.
Funeral service is Monday, April 24, 11:00 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church in
Plainview with Pastor Phil Augustine officiating. Burial is at Greenwood Cemetery,
Plainview. Visitation is Sunday, 4-8 pm at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview
and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-2003