OBIT: Margaret Marie Opoien Mannie

Margaret Marie Opoien Mannie, 91, formerly of Hamar, ND, passed away on Sept. 30, 2020, at Cascade Valley Senior Living in Arlington, WA. Memorial services are planned for June 19, 2021, at Hamar. Interment will be at the Pekin, ND, cemetery. Margaret was born on June 19, 1929, along with her twin sister, Majorie, on a small farm near Pekin, ND, to Alfred and Hansena Opoien. On June 19, 1949, she married Larry Mannie and farmed in the Hamar area until 1990. They raised five sons, Lyle, deceased, Michael, Langley, WA, Ross,(Sharon) Norcatur, KS, Greg, (Sharon Mae) Glendive, MT, Todd, (Diane) Freeland, WA. Margaret was active in the Lutheran church and the local Homemakers Club. In 1990, they retired from farming and moved to Whidbey Island, WA. Margaret loved children and spent many hours helping in the nursery at SW Assembly of God church. She and Larry also enjoyed reupholstering furniture and many customers became friends. In later years they had split their time between Washington, Arizona, and Kansas. Margaret is survived by; one sister, Molly; four sons, 14 grandchildren, 27 greatgrandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by; her parents, Alfred and Hansena; husband, Larry; grandson, Keith; and siblings, Amy, Beulah, Ardys, Shirley, Wally, Bernard, James, Allan and Marjorie.

Published on December 09, 2020