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Marie Paler, former educator, died at age 79 on Dec. 13, 2013 at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, Minn. after a long battle with breast and bone cancer. Marie was born Nov. 29, 1934 on a farm in rural Otter Tail County. She graduated from Perham Minnesota High School in 1952. She attended college at Moorhead State University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree and later a Master's Degree. She taught in various locations throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota and retired in 1993 after completing 26 years of teaching in the Duluth Public Schools.

She was united in marriage to Lloyd D. Paler on Dec. 26, 1959. They were married 43 years until Lloyd's death in December 2002.

Marie enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Marie was a member of the Duluth Area Educators Association, Alpha Delta Kappa, the Women's Educational Sorority and a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Churches Rebecca Circle.

Marie is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and other relatives.

Marie is survived by her son Lee, formerly from Southern California; daughter, Linda Sowl and husband George of Duluth, her grandchildren's mother, Jennifer Paler of San Diego; grandson, Alexander of San Diego; and granddaughter, Paige also from San Diego. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Katherine Boss of Underwood, Minn.; nephew, Brian Boss of Fergus Falls, Minn.; nephew, Steven (Sue) Boss of Austin, Minn.; and nephew, Andrew (Lisa) Boss of Worthington, Minn. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Carol Abbott (Robert) of Wahpeton, N.D.; and family, special friend, Ardell Teige of Duluth; and numerous other relatives and friends.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no memorial or funeral service. Burial will be beside her husband at the St Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery located at 500 6th Ave. SW in Perham, MN 56573.

Memorials can be given to Mount Olive Lutheran Church located at 2012 East Superior St., Duluth, MN 55812 or to the donor's choice.

Assisting the family with the arrangements is Doughty Funeral Home located at 600 E. Second St., Duluth, MN 55805.