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May 21, 1923 - April 2, 2019
At Marion’s request, a private service will be held and officiated by Rev. William Van Oss of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Marion Mae Silverness, 95, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. She was born on May 21, 1923 in Duluth. Her parents were Frederick Claren and Ina Homan Markel Schnabel Claren Dallowitz and step-father Frederick “Fritz” Dallowitz.
She attended St. Rose School, graduated from Proctor High School in 1941 (a proud Rail) and Duluth Junior College. Marion worked for Klearflax Linen Looms, Westinghouse Electric Supply and Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Railroad for 40 years (Accounting Department). She married Robert Silverness on December 16, 1950 at Christ Episcopal Church in Proctor. Marion was active in the National Association of Railway Business Women, National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway, Missabe Veterans Association, Elks Club–Duluth and Superior, Duluth Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Honored Ladies of the Shrine, Daughters of the Nile Lotus Temple, Trinity Eastern Star, Proctor Eastern Star, Proctor American Legion Auxiliary, Bay View Heights and Proctor Garden Clubs, Christ Episcopal Church and its Altar Guild, and was honored by the City of Proctor’s Hoghead Committee as a Missabe Miss in the annual parade. Marion spent treasured time at Tamarack Lake with the Fulton’s, Fredenberg Lake with the Claussen’s and at their cabin at Caribou Lake with dear neighbors. She excelled at needle point, had a passion for rosemauling, traveled with Bob and cherished her time with Lu’s Crew at the “Lodge”.
Marion is survived by; sons, Robert (Kathy) of Caribou Lake and Ronald of Crystal, MN; grandchildren, Anders (Alyssa) Silverness of Proctor and Ina-Marie (Branden) Kennedy of Bay View Heights; nieces, nephews and a special couple, Laura and the late Gene McDonald of Superior, “I don’t know what I would have done without you.”
Memorial, if inclined, may be directed to the Proctor Area Historical Society or Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church-Duluth. At Marion’s request, a private service will be held and officiated by Rev. William Van Oss of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Services by Affordable Cremation & Burial.