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Marion K. Enerson, 97, of Hamilton, ND, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier, ND. Funeral service will be held Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cavalier Presbyterian Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Marion Kathleen (née, Erickson) Enerson was born on January 13, 1923 at her grandparent's farm house near Ross, Minnesota. Her parents, George S. Erickson and Clara D. (née, Haaby) Erickson, were children of Norwegian immigrants who raised their seven children on a dairy farm outside of Roseau, MN. Marion was their first daughter and second child. She graduated from the Northwest School of Agriculture, a residential high school in Crookston, MN.
After high school, Marion was trained as a sheet metal worker at the Northwest Airlines modification center in St. Paul, MN where B-24 Liberators were modified for wartime use. She then enlisted in the Women's Army Air Corp where she served as a radio transmitter technician in Colorado Springs, CO.
After the war, she went to beauty college in Grand Forks and in the summer of 1946 met Clarence (Bud) Enerson when she stopped at Frank White's garage in Hamilton for gas. They married on December 22, 1946 at her parent's farm, and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in December 2011.
According to her children, Marion cooked a great pot roast, baked the world's best cinnamon rolls and canned peaches, pears and other fruits and vegetables every summer. She sewed dresses for her girls, took meals out to the field and hauled grain during harvest. She fixed the hair of many Hamilton ladies. She was proud of her old house and was constantly rearranging furniture. She took pleasure in her grandchildren and their activities, kept a diary for over 50 years and kept scrapbooks of Hamilton news. She did crossword and Jumble puzzles. She was an active 4-H leader and a member of Presbyterian Ladies Aide, Progressive Homemakers and Eastern Star. She got online 35 years ago and until the last few months followed her grandchildren's activities on Facebook. She had little fear and trusted in her Lord.
Marion worked at the Pioneer Rest Home in Bathgate for many years and later as a nurses' aide at Pembina Country Memorial Hospital. She liked helping people and enjoyed the company of her co-workers. She has lived at Wedgewood Manor in Cavalier since 2015.
Marion was preceded in death by her daughter Marcia, who died on February 29, 2012, and her husband, Bud, who died November 6, 2012. She is also predeceased by her brothers Everett Erickson and Donald Erickson and her sister Vivian Dvergsten.
Survivors include her children: Rozanne (Howard) Junker (San Francisco, CA), Elaine (Myles) Martin (Reno, NV), Jody (Gary) Sharp (Hamilton, ND) and Norman (Lisa) Enerson (Grand Forks, ND). She has nine grandchildren: Faith Martin (Reno, NV), Paul Martin (Tasmania), Carla Gilbertson (Hamilton, ND), Madison Junker (Greeley, CO) James Sharp, (Minneapolis, MN), Joseph Sharp (Sacramento, CA), Ryan Enerson (Des Moines, IA), Tyler Enerson (Grand Forks, ND) and Bryce Enerson (Grand Forks, ND). She has seven great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Also surviving Marion is her brother, Clayton Erickson (Roseau, MN) and sisters Carol (Ronnie) Olson, (Wannaska, MN) and Linda (Gerald) Berg (Greenbush, MN).
Her family would like to thank her kind caregivers and attentive staff at Wedgewood Manor, where she took great pleasure in BINGO, especially if she won!
Memorials may be sent to the Hamilton Methodist Presbyterian Church (c/o Dorothy Robinson, Box 124, Hamilton, ND 58238) or Fraser Hall (online: Fraserltd.org or by mail: 2902 South University Drive, Fargo ND 58103)
Marion was still waiting to see a woman elected President of the United States when she passed away on August 15, 2020, surrounded by her family.
Rozanne, Elaine, Jody, and Norm.....I just got on the website to print off a copy of Aunt Marion's obituary and was happy to see there was a video of the funeral, which I just got done watching. I learned many things about Aunt Marion in her obituary. She had an interesting and long life. Roxie and I will treasure the day we spent with her on our last trip to ND 7 years ago. Wishing all of you many special memories of your mom! Love and hugs, Row and family
Rowana Ernst Oct 24 2020 12:00 AM
I was very surprised as I read about Auntie Marion's life! So many things I learned about her. What a wonderful woman with a interesting history. I wish I could have heard her stories about her and Uncle Bud' s early years.
God bless you Auntie. Thanks Enerson
Ruth Enerson Sep 6 2020 12:00 AM
We are saddened to hear of your Mother's passing. Our families shared many happy memories over the years. Our deepest condolences to you and prayers for God's Peace and Comfort to surround you.
Keith & Shirley Kiner
Keith & Shirley Kiner Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM
Marion's Family, It is never easy to lose a parent but we also know that GOD has plans for each and everyone of us. May you all find comfort in those that surround you with stories/memories and support. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Don & Michelle Murray
Michelle Murray Aug 17 2020 12:00 AM
I always enjoyed Marion - whether at church events in Hamilton, or working together at PCMH. May your many memories give you comfort at this time.
Rita Vaughn Aug 17 2020 12:00 AM
Rozanne & Families So sorry to hear about your Mom...it's always so hard to lose a parent. Thinking of you & sending hugs!
Judy Johnson Aug 17 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Marion Enerson
Barb Mollberg Aug 17 2020 12:00 AM
Rozanne, Elaine, Jody and Norman, So many happy memories of your family sift through my mind. We had so much fun together. Your loss but her gain. My condolences to you all. We will be thinking and praying for you. Love, Kerry Gauffin
Kerry (Kiner) Gauffin Aug 16 2020 12:00 AM
Enerson Family, our deepest sympathy to all. Marion will be deeply missed.Thoughts and prayers to the family. God Bless and take care!
Robert and Rita Robinson Aug 16 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace
Rhonda Fuller Yeado Aug 16 2020 12:00 AM