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Marianne Rubenzer

October 7, 1927 — January 24, 2016

Marianne Rubenzer, German Mary, age 88 of White Bear Lake, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, January 24, 2016, due to a severe fall. Marianne was born in Glogow, Germany October 7, 1927 to Charlotte Eisel and Wilhelm Henning. She grew up as a curious and energetic young girl in Berlin where for awhile everything was nice and peaceful until the coming of WWII. Marianne lived through the enormous bombing raids, Russian troops overrunning the city, hunger, cold and hard labor. In 1947 things changed for her when she met Ken Lucky Rubenzer during the time of the Berlin Airlift. They courted and then married, and soon after welcomed 'little Kenny' in 1949. Marianne followed Ken on a freighter headed to Mobile, Alabama. Soon after, daughters, Kay and Robin, were born and the family moved to many places as Ken was in the Air Force. Marianne and Ken settled in Minnesota, trying to make ends meet. Her mom and pop in-laws in Wisconsin virtually adopted her and helped along the way. She settled in White Bear Lake in 1967 and worked as a pacemaker assembler for several companies until her retirement.She was known as German Mary in White Bear Lake, where many knew her and enjoyed her company and good times. She stayed busy developing friendships and taking care of grand babies, taking many of them on her adventurous road-trips throughout the country. People loved her because she was so cheery and a joy to be around. She was a very kind and gracious lady who always put other people first. As the years waned, she became more involved with St. Pius X Catholic Church, where she was a devoted parishioner, and created a rosary prayer group at her home in Washington Square with many participants in attendance. Marianne was deeply religious and loved our Lord immensely. She will be sorely missed. She is survived by son Ken Lynn; daughters Kay Tony Grier and Robin Lowell; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30-11:30 A.M. Saturday January 30 with Memorial Service 11:30 A.M. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3878 Highland Avenue, White Bear Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.


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