Marion K. Fett


Marion K. Fett passed away on Thursday April 10, 2014, at Clarkson Health Care in Rapid City.

Marion was born on March 1, 1924, in Eagle Butte, S.D.  Marion grew up and graduated from High School in Eagle Butte.  She later relocated to Timber Lake, SD, where she met and married her husband, Dean Fett.  Both she and Dean were active members in the Timber Lake community and First Baptist Church.  Most people would remember them as the couple who rode the bicycle built for two in the annual Days of 1910 parade.  In the earlier years a favorite pastime was sewing her daughter’s clothes for holidays and special occasions.

Marion worked in the ASCS office as an office manager for 32 years.  After retiring from her job, she volunteered at the Timber Lake public library and Historical Society.  Her beloved husband Dean passed away in 1987.  She then relocated to Rapid City in 1998 to be closer to her daughter, Kathy.

Marion loved spending her remaining life in the Black Hills.  She enjoyed being a part of the coffee group at Sandstone Ridge and enjoyed many trips to Deadwood with the Senior Citizens.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Gerry) Scharberg of Black Hawk; brothers, August (Heddie) Laurenz of Eagle Butte and Frank (Maggie) Laurenz of Eagle Butte; one sister, Bette (Raymond) Ross of Faith; grandson, Jason (LaDonna) Scharberg of Freeman; granddaughter, Carissa (Mark) Alley of Summerset; great-grandchildren, Garrett, Evan, Gavin, McKenzie, and Gage, who is to be expected in June; and many nieces and nephews whom she enjoyed visiting with on a regular basis.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dean Fett; brother, Henry Laurenz; and sisters, Helen Rich and Ann Pinnell.

Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at Kirk Funeral Home, with Pastor Eric Grinager officiating.  A burial of her ashes will take place at a later date in Timber Lake, S.D.