Margie Jane (Speten) Aune

06 Feb Margie Jane (Speten) Aune

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Margie Jane (Speten) Aune, 81, of Wilton, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on February 3, 2024, at a CHI St. Alexius, Bismarck.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, February 12, 2024, at Bismarck Funeral Home.  The family will be receiving guests one hour prior to the service.

Margie J. Speten was born February 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington to Rudy and Lucille (Sundquist) Speten.  They moved to Wilton in 1945.  Margie attended Wilton School, graduating in 1960.  She attended Girl’s State and was Wilton’s Homecoming Queen in 1959.  She was active in 4-H and Girl Scouts.  Margie married Lyle D. Aune, son of Walter and Josephine (Babnick) Aune on September 14, 1962, at Sunne Lutheran Church, Wilton, where Margie had been confirmed.  Her employment consisted of working at various jobs, but was best known for working at Speten’s Fairway, and owning/operating Aune’s Fairway/Super Valu.  She also enjoyed working as a Teacher’s Aide at the Wilton School before retiring. She was the Treasurer for Wilton’s 90th and Centennial Celebrations, a committee member of the Wilton Capital-For-A-Day in 2000, as well as a volunteer with the first ambulance service in Wilton in 1977.

Margie was known for her sharp memory and joke telling.  Many people also considered her as the family and Wilton historian.  She enjoyed bowling, camping, playing cards, and traveling.  As a family they traveled all of the central and western states, Canada and Mexico.  She also traveled to Hawaii.

She leaves her husband of 61 years, Lyle; 3 daughters, Tana (Steve) Bentz, Lincoln, and Tara Messer, Sidney, MT; 11 grandchildren: Michelle (Randy) Pittsley, Amanda (Darren Landseidel) Fetzer, Rachel (Brent) Keller, Nicole (Brent) Hamann, Chelsi (Kyle) Hertz, Hannah (Anthony) Ebach, Tyler (Tatiana Vagts) Messer, Alex (Yarenci Gonzalez) Messer, Bradley (Alexandra) Messer, Steven (Chelby) Messer, and Caitlin Messer; 18 great grandchildren; brother, Allen (Elaine) Speten; sisters, Colleen (Jim) Anderson, Judy Knoll, Bev (Darrell) Ingwerson, and Pam (Bob) Gillette; and in-laws, Eileen (Roger)Ritz and Leo (Marlys) Aune; and many extended family.

Margie is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, Henry & Edith (Keator) Sundquist and Henry and Hannah (Backman) Speten; son-in-law, Craig Messer; in-laws, Walter and Josephine Aune; brothers-in-law, Ken Knoll, Irvin Aune and Gerald Aune.




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