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Marian Sperry Sept.16, 1919 - Feb. 2, 2009

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. -- Marian Vigerta Sperry, 89, of Laguna Woods, Calif., formerly of Willmar, died Monday at her home.

Private services were held in California. A private burial will be at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. Arrangements are by Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.

She was born Sept. 16, 1919, in Willmar to Walter and Clara (Rasmussen) Sperry. She grew up in Willmar and graduated from Willmar High School in 1937. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Hamline University and a bachelor of science degree from St. Cloud State University. She later attended the University of Colorado and Colorado College where she earned her masters degree. She taught school in Hawaii and Sioux City, Iowa. She retired in 1972 and returned to Willmar. She later moved to Laguna Woods, Calif. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Willmar where she served as a trustee, deacon, and with the women's society. She was also a past member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher's Society, Eastern Star, Does, Degree of Honor, AAUW, and Rice Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by several distant relatives.