Marion J. Tuma, 93

Marion J. Tuma, age 93, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at the Villages of Lonsdale.  Marion Julia (Koldin) Tuma was born April 7, 1931, on the family farm in Rice County, Minnesota to Joseph J. and Mary Ann (Pesta) Koldin.  She was baptized, and received her first Communion and Confirmation at Immaculate Conception Church in Lonsdale.  She attended District 46 Country School, and Parochial School in Lonsdale.  On May 17, 1949, she married Francis A. Tuma at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Lonsdale.  They lived in Minneapolis and Montgomery, and moved to Lonsdale in 1955.  She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Council of Catholic Women, Apostolate of Fatima Group, and FCSLA Branch W056 in Lonsdale, and Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary in Montgomery. Marion enjoyed baking, cooking and gardening.  Her family was her pride and joy, and she loved baking tea rings for them. 

She is survived by her children – Dwayne (Sandy) Tuma and Dianne Miller of Lonsdale, Jeff (JoAnn) Tuma of Ellendale, Dan (Darlene) Tuma of Le Center, Amy (Randy) Smisek of New Prague; grandchildren: Stacy Kodada and Kyle Tuma of Lonsdale, Sarah Heller and Megan Duffney of Montgomery, Derrick Tuma of Minneapolis, Kristina Stroschein of New Richland, Emily Phillipe of Bellingham, WA, Mike Miller of North Aurora, IL, Matthew Rumpza of Northfield and Anna Rumpza of Mendota; great-grandchildren: Mackenzie Baker, Bradley Kodada, Logan, Greyson and Aubrey Heller, Damion, Kyra and Layla Duffney, Elliot and Helen Tuma, Collin and Liam Tuma, Bodhi and Ayla Phillipe, and Charlotte Rumpza; siblings, Joe Koldin and Jeanne (Arnie) Malecha; many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, parents, daughter Laurie Rumpza, a sister in infancy, sister Rosemary Kaderlik, and son-in-law David Miller.

Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 9, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Lonsdale 11:00 a.m., with Father Nick VanDenBroeke officiating. Visitation from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 8 at White Funeral Home in Lonsdale. Casket bearers are her grandchildren; honorary casket bearers are her great-grandchildren. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Lonsdale.


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