Marian Haskovec, 96

Aug. 11, 1924 —
Oct. 26, 2020
CRESCO - Marian A. Haskovec, age 96, of Cresco, Iowa, died on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Notre Dame Parish in Cresco with Father Jacob Rouse officiating, services are open to the public. Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Monday at Notre Dame Parish. 
Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced and masks are encouraged.
Marian Alberta Hauber was born on Aug. 11, 1924, in rural Winneshiek County to Albert and Della (Scheidel) Hauber. While at a dance at the Inwood Ballroom in Spillville, Iowa, Marian met her future husband John. On Nov. 17, 1943, they were united in marriage at St. Agnes Catholic Church at Plymouth Rock. Of this union, two children were born, Richard “Rick” and Kathleen “Kathy.” 
Marian worked alongside John on their farm. Once the kids were out of the house, she became his main fishing partner, and they would go out fishing all the time. 
Throughout Marian’s life, she enjoyed sewing and crocheting, among other crafts. She had a green thumb and loved working in her garden. She was a wonderful pie-maker; her family loved all her pies. However, the one that stands out the most was her delicious banana cream pie. 
Marian was very active in the ladies groups and funeral choir at Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony, Minn. and Notre Dame in Cresco. After church, she would play cards with her family; the most notable games were euchre and 500. She also loved to bird-watch, especially cardinals. She had a talent of whistling to the birds, and they would whistle back to her. She loved her family and loved spending time with all the little ones.
Marian is survived by her children, Rick (Marilyn) Haskovec of Preston, Minn. and Kathy Ziegler of Mason City, Iowa; grandchildren, Michael (Colleen) Ziegler of Houston, Texas, Michele (Mike) Dirksen of Ogden, Iowa, Valerie (Erik) Zirbes of Kasson, Minn., Jeffery (Sofi) Haskovec of Dallas, Texas and Angela (Shane) Bonner of Germantown, Wis.; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Logan, Taylor, Shelbi, Eli, Kaylee, Devon, Aidan, Keira, Zoe, James, Heidi and Joe; and great-great-grandchildren, Elijah and Zoey.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John in 1995; son-in-law, Ron Ziegler; brothers, George Hauber and Gerald Hauber; and her sisters, June Ryan, Rose Ryan, Rita McCabe, Betty Sexton and Norma Jean Smith.

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