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Marion L. Kingery July 6, 1926 - Oct. 23, 2008

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ATWATER -- Marion Louise Kingery, 82, of Atwater died Thursday morning at her home.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Atwater. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Lakeview Cemetery in Windom.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Atwater Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

She was born July 6, 1926, in Windom to Olaf and Margaret (Mathison) Erickson. She grew up in Windom and graduated from Windom High School in 1943.

She married Kenneth Kingery on June 20, 1948, in Windom. They lived in Windom, St. Cloud and St. James and moved to Atwater in 1961. They owned and operated the Atwater Bowling Center until their retirement in 1983. She then worked part time as a hostess and pianist at the Library Square Restaurant in Litchfield. She was also a piano teacher for many years in Atwater.

She was an active member of her church, serving as the organist, a Sunday school teacher and member of the WELCA. She was a member of the Toastmasters and Women's AGLOW and active with the Atwater Block Nurse Program. She received the Atwater Good Neighbor award.

She is survived by her four sons: Robert (and Lori) Kingery of Grove City, James (and Lori) Kingery of Willmar, Thomas (and Ann) Kingery of Atwater and Michael (and Christy) Kingery of Grove City; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two siblings: Lois Kingery of Windom and John (and Karen) Erickson of Leesburg, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son: Douglas; and a brother.

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