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Marie C. Burggraff

Marie C. Burggraff

Marie C. Burggraff, 96, of Carlton, Minn., formerly of Cloquet, Minn., died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born in 1917 in Cloquet, the daughter of Henry and Mary Burggraff. Marie attended Cloquet High School and the College of St. Scholastica and then began her journey as an Oblate at St. Benedict Monastery but had to return home to care for her parents. She was employed at Diamond Match for a number of years until she retired in 1983. From 1988-2000, Marie was a volunteer driver for the Sisters at St. Scholastica. She lived in and enjoyed gardening at her home until 2011 when she moved to Inter-Faith Care Center.

Marie was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet. She was a former member of the Foresters and Daughters of Isabella.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Margaret Zegan, Agnes Goad and Sister Rebecca Burggraff; and brothers, Hank, Tony, Benny and Ernie Burggraff.

Marie is survived by her sister, Berniece Paulson of Cloquet; her caregiver and niece, Marce (Blaine) Pearson of Carlton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to offer their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Inter-Faith Care Center for the care to Marie.

Visitation: Monday, Sep. 8, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Memorial Mass in Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Cloquet, with interment in Old Calvary Cemetery, Cloquet.

Arrangements entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. To leave an online tribute, see

September 4, 2014 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.