Services for Marion Beverly Ask

Marion Beverly Ask, 82, of Bagley, Minnesota (formerly of Berner) died on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Cornerstone Assisted Living in Bagley, Minnesota.


Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at the United Lutheran Church in Berner, Minnesota with the Reverend Kris Snyder officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be held at the United Lutheran Cemetery in Berner, Minnesota. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.


Marion was born in Berner, Minnesota on November 9, 1937, the daughter of Bennie and Mable (Bjerknes) Sand. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. She lived in Berner through Kindergarten. Marion and her family moved to Bagley and she graduated from Bagley High School. She was a member of the United Lutheran Church and very active in the Ladies Aide. Marion married Stanley Ask on December 23, 1955 in Bagley, MN. They moved to Anoka until 1970, when they bought the family farmstead in Berner from Stanley’s parents, and farmed there for 46 years. It was there they raised three boys, Mike, Dan and Steve. Marion held various waitressing jobs, she sold Avon and Amway, she managed Pull Tabs at the Gonvick Liquor Store, and also worked at Arctic Cat track assembly line when it was in Clearbrook until it closed. She enjoyed Square dancing and was a member on the Wild Wood Whirlers. Marion also enjoyed snowmobiling and was a member of the Trail Blazer Snowmobile Club. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, flower gardening, cards and bingo. Marion was always ready for a card game of Hand and Foot. Marion and Stanley had a place at Rogers Campground in Waskish, MN where they spent a lot of time. Stanley and Marion spent the last 10 years traveling south for the winter in Bullhead City, AZ and also traveling around the country and took two cruises.  After Stanley died on December 2, 2016, Marion moved to Bagley and lived independently at an apartment for 3 years.  In April, she moved to Cornerstone Assisted Living and then finally to the Nursing Home before she died.


She is survived by her Son- Michael Ask of Phoenix, AZ

Son- Steven Ask of Apple Valley, MN

Son- Daniel (Paula Woolley) Ask of Big Lake, MN

Grandson- Ryan Ask of Elk River, MN

Niece- Carole (Sand) Johnson of Gonvick, MN


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband -Stanley, 1 brother- Russel Sand, an infant sister, and her nephew Ronnie Sand.


Messages of condolence may be sent to




Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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