Marie F. Warner 1926–2021 Owatonna—Marie F. Warner lifelong resident of Owatonna, died January 7, 2021 at the Emeralds of Faribault. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday, January 11, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 9:30 am until the funeral liturgy. A Parish Rosary will be said at 9:30 am at the church. Marie was born on June 13, 1926 in Somerset Township in rural Steele County, Minnesota. Marie attended country school and graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1944 and later received her teaching certificate from Austin Junior College. Marie taught in country school from 1945-47 in District 51. She was united in marriage to Raymond Warner on June 15, 1948 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl. The couple made their home on a farm south of Owatonna raising three children. Marie was a farm wife alongside her husband Raymond for all of her working life, retiring in 1980. Marie was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Isidore Guild and was a religious education teacher for 30 years. Her life interests included baking, gardening, listening to old time music, traveling to every state in the United States, and family fishing trips. Marie especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marie is survived by her two sons Ronald (Mary Ann) Warner of Lake Elmo, MN, Dan (Kitty) Warner of Owatonna, MN, Six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one sister Libbie Miller. Marie is preceded in death by her husband Raymond, daughter Patricia Jean, two brothers and three sisters. Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph church, St. Mary's School or memorial masses. For more information or to leave a condolence message go to www.megercares.com The family requires you to wear masks and social distance by following the CDC guidelines. For those who cannot attend, the funeral mass will be live-streamed on St. Joseph Facebook page.
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