Obituary for Marie Weaver

Marie Weaver died May 7, 2022 at the Crest View Senior Communities in Blaine, MN following a fall in her home.
Marie Ann Burman was born June 20, 1941 to Axel and Bertha (Nelson) Burman at their home in rural Oklee, MN.  She was the 6th of their 7 children.
Marie was baptized at the home of her parents and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church near Oklee, MN.  She was proud to have graduated from Oklee High School in 1961. 
Following graduation she  moved to the Twin Cities.  She worked as a nanny for several families, was a waitress, and eventually became a cook and managed a kitchen and staff for about 10 years on the U of M campus.
On September 21,1968 Marie married George Weaver in Minneapolis, MN. Together they managed an apartment building for 19 years. They had a very happy marriage until his death on December 15, 1991 of cancer.
She returned to being a nanny until 1999 when she retired and moved into Broadway Village, an apartment complex in New Hope, MN.  She resided there until shortly before her death. Marie had great friends there and she did a lot of gardening but had cut back in the past year. She had a “green thumb” with flowers and was involved with several activities in her apartment community.
Marie traveled to the Holy Land in Israel in 2014 for 10 days. She considered this a highlight of her life. She was baptized by immersion in the Jordan River on March 3, 2014.
While Marie and George had no children of their own, they both loved children greatly and were always wonderful caregivers to Marie’s many nieces and nephews.  She taught Sunday School for 30 years and always loved helping others in every way possible.  She considered herself to be very blessed and had an abundance of love to go around for all who came in contact with her. She had deep religious convictions and was very attached to her church and its members.
Marie was 80 years old and was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters (Mavis Brekke, Ethel Johnson, and Betty Lou Burman) and 2 brothers (Alvin and Marvin). She is survived by her sister, Faith (Burman Lamkin) White, Faith’s husband, Chuck, and three generations of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on May 22, 2022 at 1:00 at First Lutheran Church of Crystal, located at 7708 62nd Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428. There will be a visitation beginning at noon. Flowers cannot be accepted at the church. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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