Marion Stone

Marion Stone, age 91, of Porter, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Sanford Canby Medical Center in Canby, Minnesota as a result of an auto accident.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. on Monday, March 18 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minneota.

Burial will be at the Lincoln Icelandic Lutheran Cemetery which will be held at a later date.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the church.

Houseman Funeral Home Canby is entrusted with the arrangements.

Marion was born in Canby, Minnesota on February 6, 1928, the son of Gudjon August Stone and Johanna Elin Johnson Stone.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of the Lincoln Icelandic Lutheran Church, rural Ivanhoe; and later St. Paul Lutheran Church in Minneota.

He graduated from Canby High School and spent his entire life farming.

Marion was active in the church community, including serving on the council of the Winds of the Prairie parish for four years, and on the call committee for three years.

Family was very important to Marion. He loved his nieces and nephews and was always in attendance at family gatherings and reunions.

Marion enjoyed playing cards, with anyone, anywhere and could always be found at the card table at family holidays.

He was also a long-time bowler and bowled with his team on his 91st birthday this year.

Marion was proud of his regular Red Cross blood donations – by October 2017 he had donated 24 gallons (192 units) of blood.

Although Marion never completely retired from farming, in his later years he did some traveling, including a memorable trip to Iceland in 2004 with some of his relatives to explore his family roots.

Marion is survived by nine nieces and nephews: B. Duane Dombek (Barbara Warren) of Charleston, WV; Carol Dombek (Gary Raffelson) of Montevideo; Darlys (Greg) Tanghe of Marshall; Randy (Gunvar) Dombek of Ivanhoe; Lloyd “Al” (Lisa) Dombek of Inver Grove Heights; LeAnn Johnikin of Sioux City, IA; Jackie (Dan) Bernaciak of Turlock, CA; Janelle “Jody” Dombek (Tim Wagner) of Midland, MI; and Cindy (Paul) Ardison of St. Peter; and many grand-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Laurel Dombek and Lorna Carole Stone, brother-in-law Frank Dombek, and nephew Clayton Dombek.

Marion Stone

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