Marion L. (King) Oldenburg

Marion L. (King) Oldenburg, age 92, of Jordan, MN, entered God’s arms on Thursday evening, October 3, 2019, at Friendship Manor Health Care Center, in Shakopee, MN.

A Christian Funeral will be held Thursday, October 10 at 11:00 AM with a time of gathering 2-hours prior, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 100 Sixth Street West, Jordan, MN.  Pastor Jeremy Glowicki will preside.  Marion’s son, Rick will be the urn bearer.

On September 6, 1927, in Minneapolis, Marion LaVaughn was born to Clarence Alfred and Agnes Bertha (Hansen) King.  She was the middle child of three, raised in South Minneapolis, MN.  As a family, they enjoyed summer lake life, at their cabin on Prior Lake.  Marion graduated from Roosevelt High School on January 26, 1945.

While weekending at her parent’s cabin, Marion met her husband, Elmer “Butch” Herbert Oldenburg.  They were married May 29, 1948 at the Pastor’s house of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  In 1951, Marion and Butch moved to Jordan where they raised their ten children, Vickie, Vonnie, Pennie, Sherrie, Rick, Tracie, Trudie, Tammie, Leslie and Guy.  Summers were spent swimming and picnicking at Fish Lake and going to cabins up north.  Marion was an excellent swimmer and swimming was a big part of their life.  Marion and Butch were blessed to be married 65 years, before he passed away on September 5, 2013.

Marion’s focus in life was being a wife, mother, grandma, great grandma and great, great grandma.  However, with 10 children, Marion often worked outside the home.  From 1962 – 1971, she and Butch were owners of the Corner Bar in Jordan.  Marion also worked at Preferred Products in Chaska and as a clerk at Jordan Wine and Spirits.

In early years, Marion and Butch loved to go dancing, especially at the Spring Lake Pavilion.  After retiring, they relished traveling the United States and Canada.  Marion and Butch’s favorite travels were to Alaska, Hawaii and the New England States.

Marion was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid and the VFW 2854 Auxiliary, serving as treasurer for 25 years.  Her past times and hobbies were reading excessively, completing the most difficult of crossword puzzles and crocheting beautiful afghans for her many children and grandchildren.  Marion enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and spending weekends at Big Butternut Lake, in Luck, WI.  Her favorite activity there was telling stories around the campfire with her children and grandchildren.

Forever loved and forever missed by children, Vickie Novak, Vonnie McWilliams, Pennie Mohlin, Sherrie (Harlan) Johnson, Rick Oldenburg, Trudie (Scott) Steiner, Tammie Oldenburg, Leslie Oldenburg, Guy Oldenburg; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; brother Roger King; and  many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marion was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer “Butch” Oldenburg; daughter, Tracie Pekarna; son-in-law, Edward Novak; parents, Clarence and Agnes; and sister, Delores Borchardt.

Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation proudly served and cared for the Oldenburg family.


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  1. Sorry Trudie for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  2. Butch has got his wife with him again. Very amazing woman and I am glad to say I knew her thanks for always making me feel like family.

    • Suba Sundaramoorthy

      I’m sorry for your loss. May God ease this painful period for you. Stay strong.
      Accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences.

  3. Richard (Rick) J. Oldenburg

    Always looked forward to coming to Minnesota between Pop’s transfers. Big part of it was seeing my Aunts and Uncles and cousins. Best of times! I had a good heart to heart with your Ma after Butch passed. She will be missed. R.I.P. Aunt Marion.

  4. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

  5. Erv and Carol Walther

    Our sympathy to the Oldenburg family in the loss of your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. It was always such a treat to be part of your family festivities. May the memories bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  6. Prabhu Subramanian

    Trudie, let your mother’s soul rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  7. Trudie -.
    What a wonderfully written tribute to a lovely person and a life well lived. I know that she will be greatly missed.
    Please accept my condolences.

  8. Trudie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  9. So sorry for your loss!

  10. Trudie, thinking about you and your family.

  11. Laurie and Warren Goldman

    Heart felt sympathies. Marion was a blessing to us all and her family is a reflection of that blessing.
    Our prayers go out to you in your time of need.

  12. Trudie, I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  13. Venkatasubramanian

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother. May her soul rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  14. Pam Borchardt-Fencl

    We would like to offer our condolence to the family of of one of the most wonderful Aunts I’ve know. You will be missed by so many. I was so glad you were able to attend my dad’s 90th BDay, Elmer (Steve) Borchardt, it gave me a chance to see you and catch up with you and your family. May your family find peace in all their wonderful memories. Love you!

  15. Patricia (Lucius) Will

    Pennie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  16. Our sympathy to Marions family, I worked with her at Preferred Products What a pleasant person she was always
    Rest In Peace

  17. James Yarusso MD

    Dear Vonnie, Vicky and Penny, I’m sorry for your loss. It’s humbling to confront the reality your parent has left you. I know she will remain in your heart. I wish I could have contacted you in a better situation.

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