Marianne D. (Harteau) Mayer
Marianne passed away on December 29, 2019 at a long-term care home in Woodbury, MN surrounded by family at the age of 100.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto P. Mayer; daughter, Gerry; and her parents, Samuel D. Harteau and Madeline (Clancy) Harteau Brown & Edwin Brown. She will be forever in the hearts of her daughters, Denice Juneski and Linda Jourdeans (Fred); son, Yogi Mayer (Sue); four grandchildren, Deanne “Dee” Juneski, Duane Jourdeans (Heather), Michele Strand (Tom), Maureen Konder (Kraig); four step-grandchildren, Bill Weiss (Molly), Dave Weiss (Melinda), Mark Weiss (Viola) and Brian Weiss (Erica); and many great-grandchildren. Also, she will be forever in the hearts of “adopted” daughter, Emily Boler, and other family and friends. There will be no visitation or memorial service as per her wishes. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Marianne was born on April 22, 1919 and was given to her parents as an infant. Marianne didn’t know who her biological parents were. She grew up on the east side of St. Paul and went to Johnson High School and Globe Business College. She worked for Traveler’s Insurance and other St. Paul companies until they had children. She went with Otto when he was in the army and worked at secretarial or bookkeeping jobs there. She did the bookkeeping, etc. for the family business Mayer Optical Shop.
The family lived in West St. Paul then in 1959 moved to Lake Jane at Lake Elmo. The family attended Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Her mother, Madeline, lived with the family before Madeline married her second husband, Edwin Brown, and again after he passed away. Her husband, Otto, passed away in 2009. Her daughter, Gerry, also passed away in 2009 from acute leukemia. She took care of Otto in his last years as he had dementia.
She liked entertaining friends and relatives. The family went to their home for get-togethers on holidays. She went to her husband’s baseball games as he played on many local teams. She liked watching the Twins baseball on TV and also loved doing word puzzles and playing cards. After retirement they enjoyed traveling with their friends, the Katzenmaier’s, in their RV and going to many army reunions. They loved spending time with their grandchild, Deanne, and enjoyed their step-grandchildren. She had dementia in the latest years of her life and also lost the ability to stand.
In March of 2018 her daughter Denice found out she was switched at birth with Linda Jourdeans. Marianne enjoyed the many visits with Linda and Fred Jourdeans and their family.
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