Maruska, Harriett Winona (Olson) (1918-2008)

Harriett Maruska, 89, of Warren, MN, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Center in Warren with her family by her side.

Harriett Olson was born on November 6, 1918 in Viking, MN, the daughter of Hans and Helen (Wright) Olson. She attended school (1-8) in Viking and finished her high school in Middle River, MN. She attended teacher’s training at Moorhead State University. Upon completing her teaching training, she taught in three different one room school houses: Roseau, Key West and Angus, MN. She married Harveydale Maruska on August 27, 1944 in Viking. They made their home on a farm near Angus. Together they raised three daughters, Joanne, Mary Beth and Muriel. The family attended the Presbyterian Church in Angus. She was very active in the farming operations, church, 4-H activities and the homemaker’s club while living in Angus. In 1966, they moved to Warren. Harriett and Harveydale loved to travel together and enjoyed wintering in Mesa, AZ for nineteen years. She enjoyed the exercise groups she was a part of in Warren and Mesa. Harveydale died on January 19, 2008.

She shared great times with her grandchildren, Katie, Jenny and Peter Kostka and Aubrie and Austin Roley.

Harriett was an active member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Eastern Star and Warren Women’s Club. She enjoyed the activities of the Marshall County Fair serving as superintendent in the woman’s building for many years and supporting Harveydale in his county and state fair activities. Together, she and Harveydale loved flower gardening and vegetable gardening.

Harriett is mourned by her daughters, Joanne (Ken) Kostka of Plymouth, MN and Mary Beth (Richard) Edman of Warren, MN, son-in-law, Rick Roley of Warren, MN, five grandchildren, Katie, Jenny and Peter Kostka and Aubrie and Austin Roley, sisters, Crystal (Verne) Green of West Bend, WI and Leona Talrico of Vancouver, WA and nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Muriel Roley and sister, Joann.

DuBore Funeral Home

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky