Marie Jeanne Eidem, age 50, of Eyota, passed away on February 16, 2010 at Rochester Methodist Hospital after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.Marie was born on October 28, 1959 in Rochester, Minnesota to Elmer and Anita Siegmann. She attended John Marshall High School, graduating in 1977. She married Roger Eidem on April 8, 1978 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minnesota. She attended Rochester VO-Tech and graduated as a medical secretary. She then went on to graduate from Winona State University with a Bachelors degree in computer science. She worked at Mayo Clinic as a computer programmer for 31 years.Marie was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church of Rochester, Minnesota. She had been a troop leader and organizer for the Eyota chapter of Girl Scouts. She enjoyed reading, auctions, sewing, collecting antiques, fishing, and traveling. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was anticipating the birth of her first grandchild, Niko, this May.Marie is survived by her husband, Roger of Eyota; three daughters, Cassandra Eidem, Pamela (Michael) Peterson, and Christine Eidem, all of Rochester; three sisters, Kathy (David) Rootham of Spring Lake Park, MN, Sharon (Al) Cedar of Arvada, CO, and Roseanne (Mark) Loftus of Kasson, MN; one brother, William (Rose Ann) Siegmann of Hugo, MN; and her mother, Anita Siegmann of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Siegmann of Rochester.The funeral service will be Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 - 3rd Ave SE, Rochester, with the Reverend Anjanette Rist officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 19, 2010 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Oakwood East Cemetery.
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I am so sorry to hear this news. I did not know Marie well but her courage during this time was inspiring to many.
Roger and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Marie's passing. May all the years of your memories of Marie bring you peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Randy & Shannon Rehmke
My deepest condolances to the family. Marie was one of the really fine people that I worked with at Mayo Clinic. Indeed, it is too bad that all employees at Mayo are not like her. I know that all who have worked with her will miss her, and I hope her family is sustained by friends and those with whom Marie spent so much time professionally.
Roger you have my very deepest sympathy. God be with you and your family Bruce Chance
Words cannot express the loss I'm sure you are feeling at this time. You are all in our prayers and may God wrap his loving arms around you and hold you close to his heart during this time of grief. Marie was a wonderful woman and will be missed greatly by all.
My thoughts are with you all! Marie was a wonderful person. She was very smart and helpful to me when I began working in the Quality Office 5 years ago.
My condolences to Marie's family. Marie was a great co-worker and I learned alot from her.. not just her analytic skills but also her courage and spirit. May she rest in peace! Dorinda
Marie was a loving wife and mother. Watching their family was amazing to see - the dedication to each other and love that could withstand all trying times. Marie showed such grace and inner strength these past few years. The way she fought to be with her family and the way she handled herself was so impressive. She is an inspiration to myself & I am sure many others.
Incredible how one Breath can change our lives forever.
Sharing with you in the loss of the best Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Friend a person could ever ask for.
We love you all.
I worked with Marie for several years when she was with the Cancer Center at Mayo. She was a joy to work with.
My deepest sympathy to her family.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family as they journey through this difficult time. May she rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon her. She will be missed!
I am so saddened by this. Marie was such a nice person to work with and so conscientious. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
WE will really miss Marie. She was a wonderful person and a joy to work with.
Marie was deeply respected and admired by those she worked with. She has been and will be missed and in our thoughts.