57 3rd Street SW
Plainview, MN 55964
115 South Ave.
Eyota, MN 55934
Marie Ehrenberg, 96, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Seasons Hospice
House in Rochester.
Marie Ida Ehrenberg was born Nov. 8, 1923 in Plainview, Minnesota to
George and Ida (Klatt) Ehrenberg. Marie graduated from Plainview High
School where she was the Editor of the high school newspaper. She worked
for the Plainview News and Spring Valley Tribune.
Marie started at the Mayo Clinic in 1965 as an ECG Technician eventually
working with Exercise Testing in the Division of Cardiology’s Heart Station.
Marie was an avid reader, Naturalist and a life long lover of dogs. She was
a founding member of the Rochester Dog Obedience Club. She taught
Puppy Pre-School in the Community Education Program. She and her dogs
were featured in many Ed Fisher’s Post Bulletin cartoons as well as articles
featuring her and her dog training skills. Most of her adult life she was
surrounded by Corgis. In 1982, this love led her to meet fellow Corgi lover,
children’s author, and illustrator, Tasha Tudor in Vermont. International
Professional dog trainers and authors, Carol Lea Benjamin and Job Michael
Evans, considered her a friend and mentor, mentioning her in their books.
In 1957 she and longtime friend June Goodrich homesteaded land for a
hobby farm east of Rochester. After June’s passing in 2012, Marie
continued to live on the farm with her Corgi, Lena, until she moved to St.
Charles in the fall of 2017. Marie would like to “thank all that helped me
down my path”.
A private burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Plainview.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview is in charge of the arrangements.