Marian Latour, Buffalo


Marian Latour, age 91, of Buffalo died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Buffalo Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. John Meyer as the Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery in Maple Lake. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday, both at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. A prayer service was at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.
Marian Leona Latour was born May 18, 1922, in Buffalo to Lafayette and Harriet (Cronk) Varner. On Oct. 11, 1939, she was united in marriage to Theodore Latour at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. Marian was a bookkeeper for Lake Region Transport, Maple Lake Farmers Creamery and Progressive Dairy. She was also general manager of the Dairy Distribution Corporation, a position held for more than18 years, which became a very successful business. She has been a member of the Wright County Human Services Board, choir member of St. Timothy Church for many years and was an area correspondent for the St. Cloud Daily Times. Marian’s family was very important to her; her greatest enjoyment was raising her four children and following them in sports, especially basketball.
She is survived by her four sons and their spouses, Theodore Jr. and Marge, of Maple Lake; Donald and Marlys, of Maple Lake; Kenneth and Ann, of Maple Lake; and Robert and Carol, of Buffalo; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Esther Hensen, of Menomonee Falls, Wis.; and brother, Curtis “Butch” Varner, of Watertown. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Theodore Sr.; grandson, Douglas; and brothers, Warren and Edward Varner.
The pallbearers were her grandsons, Joe, Steve, Dan, Mark, Scott, Brad and Paul Latour. Sarah Goelz and Paul Stockman provided the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.