Marion Estella Jorstad

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December 15, 1946 ~ July 25, 2020

Marion Estella Jorstad, 73, Sioux Falls, was received into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the Centennial Cottage, in Sioux Falls, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

Visitation with family present will be 5-7pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Heartland Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be 10:30am, Wednesday, July 29, at Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls.  Burial to follow in the Salem Community Cemetery, Freeman, SD.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Abiding Savior Academy, Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church.

Marion Estella Iblings was born December 15, 1946 in Elgin, ND to William and Esther (Okken) Iblings. She lived on a farm near New Leipzig, ND. Marion attended and graduated from school in New Leipzig, then went on to Bismarck Commercial College. She worked at the Bismarck Hospital as a service representative for five years before moving to Sioux Falls in the late 60’s. 

On September 25, 1971, Marion married Duane Jorstad in Sioux Falls, whom she had met at church. She worked at Jordan Millwork before having children, then stayed at home with her 3 children doing daycare. After her children started school, Marion went to work at Midland National Life Insurance, where she retired from in 2010.

Marion loved to sew. She was a talented seamstress of kid’s clothes and also clothes of her own. She played piano and was also a pianist at church during high school, and loved putting puzzles together. She followed Augustana basketball games for several years. She was a member of Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church. She attended bible study at Shalom Reformed Church, BSF and also took the Bethel Bible Class at Hope Lutheran Church. Her faith was always very important to her and her favorite thing to do was to go to church and attend church activities. She volunteered at The Inn on Westport doing nails for the ladies.

Marion will be deeply missed by her husband, Duane; two children, Darin Jorstad, Sioux Falls and Melanie (Doug) Corp, Sioux Falls; son-in-law, Dan Bosman, Brandon; six grandchildren, Allyson, Aubrey, Ashley and Ian Corp, Carson and Hayden Bosman; in-laws, Sharon Iblings, Alice Iblings, Dean Neff, Donna Leder and Maurine Pederson (Jim); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Heather Bosman; parents, William and Esther Iblings; siblings, Earl Iblings, Melvin Iblings, and Frances Neff; and step-mother, Elma Iblings.

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  • My deepest condolences . When visiting from Norway 2010, we were received warmly in the Jorstad home and had a wonderful time . Marion was kind and hospitable and had a good way of making us at ease. We loved the grandchildren and seeing them with the family. It is such a pity that they will miss their beloved grandma. Our prayers are for the entire family at their loss. Having visited Salem churchyard we think of her resting place as peaceful and beautiful.

  • Dan and Joannie Holdhusen says:

    Duane and family – we are deeply saddened to hear about Marion’s passing. We have such fond memories of the neighborhood on East 21st Street in Sioux Falls and of Marion’s quiet kindness. Please know that we are praying for you during this time of loss and that our hearts are mourning with you. Jesus has her and Heather in his grip.

  • Monica Kirsch says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I worked with Marion at Midland National;she was always so kind. She loved her family, it was obvious. I missed her after her retirement and was fortunate to have known her.

  • Corinne High says:

    Duane and family
    So sorry for your loss.
    Prayers coming your way. God bless you.

  • Randi Helder says:

    Duane, I am so sorry to hear this news! Marion was such a sweet lady! And always brought a smile to my face! I am glad she is with her Lord and Savior! And I pray that you will be reminded of sweet memories! I know Alzheimer robs us of some of those, but I pray God will strengthen you at this time!

  • Gloria Huyck says:

    Duane and family
    So sorry to hear of your loss
    Sending sympathies and prayers your way(from Alabama)

  • Sherman & Peggy Waltner says:

    We were saddened to hear of the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. May the good memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
    Green Valley, Arizona

  • Danette Galbavy says:

    My prayers and thoughts are with your family. Marion was a very nice person, I worked with her at Midland National. May you cherish all the memories together.

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