Thief River Falls - Margie Prestebak, 88, Thief River Falls, died on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. John Voelker Ph.D officiating. Honoarary casket bearers include all of Margie’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment will follow at the Presbyterian Cemetery near Brooks.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls. Visitation will also be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls.
Margie Irene Hanson was born on Oct. 28, 1924, in Garnes Township, Red Lake County, the oldest of seven children born to Hans P. and Naomi (Hofius) Hanson. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith. She attended country school and graduated from Plummer High School in 1943.
Following high school, Margie went to work as a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Thief River Falls.
On Nov. 12, 1944, Margie was united in marriage to Alton C. Carlson at the Clearwater Lutheran Church, rural Plummer. They resided on the Carlson family farm in Wyandotte Township, Pennington County, and raised cattle and sheep. Margie also worked at the Falls Starkow Clinic, CNC Unit of Northwest Medical Center and at Oakland Park Nursing Home as a nurse. In 1972, Margie earned her LPN License.
On June 6, 1983, Margie was united in marriage to Clement Prestebak and they made their home on the Prestebak Farm in Smiley Township, Pennington County.
Margie loved to travel; she enjoyed time outside hunting and fishing; and really enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an exceptional artist painting with oils, acrylics and porcelains. Margie enjoyed driving herself to Arizona several winters to take art classes until she moved to Valley Home in 2008. She lived there until 2010 when she moved to Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine.
Survivors include her son, Charles (Kathy) Carlson of Thief River Falls; daughter, Lona Stearns of Tonape, Ariz.; grandchildren, Todd (Heidi) Carlson, Troy Carlson, Matthew (Katrina) Carlson, Sunny (Ryan) Wilde, Keri (Jason) Ouska and Brent Stearns; great-grandchildren, Grant and Maddie Stewart, Marlow and Remmy Carlson, Tegan and Levi Carlson, Karleen Wilde, Adam, Anna and Ashley Ouska; sisters, Shirley Yonke and Norma Swanson both of Thief River Falls; brother-in-law, Mervin (Joann) Prestebak; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; stepfather, Hank Altoff; sister, Idella Rewertz; brothers, Harvey, Harold and Allen Hanson; brothers-in-law, Clarence Swanson and Leonard Yonke; sister-in-law, Arlene (Mel) Haughom.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.