Marion Gradin

Marion Gradin

1934 - 2023

Marion Gradin

Marion Gradin

1934 - 2023


Celebrating the Life of Marion Gradin

Marion Elsie Oberg was born in Wadena on November 22, 1934, to Walter and Pearl Oberg of Hendon, Saskatchewan. She was raised on the family farm ½ mile west of Hendon. She took her schooling at Victoria Park, completing grade 9 before going to work at the Hendon Co-op.

On October 31, 1952, Marion married Elden Gradin. They made their home on the old Baker farm 4 miles west of Hendon. For a number of years, Elden took employment with the Co-op in Raymore, Frobisher, and Estevan, returning to the farm in 1964.

Marion and Elden raised four children, Shelley, Gloria, Lyle, and Myrna, and later enjoyed the addition of 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

After their retirement they moved to Wadena, then to Dalmeny where Elden became a resident of Spruce Manor Special Care Home. Elden passed away in 2010, after 58 years of marriage.

Marion later moved to Saskatoon and then finally back to Dalmeny Spruce Manor where she passed away on December 4, 2023, after a lengthy illness with dementia.

Mom’s life on the farm was filled with baking, canning, and work in the home, barn, field, and garden. Throughout her life Mom enjoyed dancing, camping, fishing, talking on the phone with neighbours, visits and coffee with friends, Saturday Night Dance Party, farm animals, Hostfest, travel (especially bus trips), community activities, and Sunday church. Mom was a devoted grandmother who cherished her time with each of them. She loved her many nieces and nephews, and enjoyed the company of all children.

Marion is survived by her daughter Shelley Gradin, her children - Tyler (Drea) Calow, Ben, and Jessica; Theresa (Michael) Walters, Lucas, Eric, Maya, and Anna; Graham (Carina) Calow, Ronan, Spencer, and Adalyn; Mark (Jenny) Calow, Everett, and Merrick; David (Janet) Calow, Emelia, and Elliette; Elizabeth (JC) Crittin: daughter Gloria (Norm) Parisien, their children - Cameron (Jena) Parisien, Cadence, Layton, and Ella; Jordan (Cassandra) Parisien; Brooke (Sid) Squires: son Lyle (Cathy) Gradin, their children - Alison (Jeff) Chrunik, Nate, and Jase; Marian Anweiler, Raina, and Kari: daughter Myrna (Lionel) Olynick, their children - Braden (Carrie) Olynick, Lucy, Nora, and Jack; Vanessa (Kyle) Rathgeber, Brielle, and Kavian.  Marion is also survived by her: brother Ray Oberg (North Battleford, SK); sister Gwen (Darold) Leepart (Fort MacMurray, AB); sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Glen and Dianne Gradin, Lynn Gradin and Connie Anderson, Neil and Dianne Gradin, Connie and Don MacKay, and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Marion is preceded in death by her: husband Elden, her parents Walter and Pearl  Oberg, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Marion Oberg, Iva and Walter Wallster, Elna and Ed Harmsworth, Eunice Hultin, and Elsie Harvey.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the entire staff at Spruce Manor Special Care Home  for the care and compassion given to Mom in the name and spirit of Christ.

Memorial donations may be made to Spruce Manor Special Care Home – Recreation Fund; Box 190, Dalmeny, SK, S0K 1E0.

Celebration of Life

2:00 p.m.

Friday, January 12, 2024

Dalmeny Bible Church

406, Wakefield Avenue

Dalmeny, SK



Scandia Lutheran Cemetery

Hendon, SK

Summer 2024


Donations in memory of Marion

may be forwarded to:

Spruce Manor Dalmeny- Recreation Fund

P.O. Box 190

Dalmeny, SK S0K 1E0



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Celebration of Life

Friday, January 12, 2024
2:00 pm
Dalmeny Bible Church
406 Wakefield Ave
Dalmeny, Saskatchewan, Canada