Marie Arline Mahner, age 99, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 4, 2021, in Rhinelander. She was born on Jan. 5, 1921, in Hiles, the daughter of Joseph and Claire (Rasmussen) James. She attended schools in Hiles graduating from the Hiles High School in 1938. She married Arnold Mahner in 1939 and he preceded her in death in 1992. God blessed them with nearly 60 years of marriage. They lived their married life in the Rhinelander area where Marie was employed by the chip factory for over 20 years.
In her spare time Marie enjoyed flea markets, both as a vendor and as a visitor. She was involved in 4-H for most of her life with her daughters and granddaughters and taught them a great deal about horses through the 4-H program. She also raised rabbits and sold them to a number of local grocers.
She worshipped her Lord and Savior as a longtime member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rhinelander.
Marie is survived by her daughters Carol (Michael) Umland and Linda O'Brien, her sons Jeffrey (Karol) Mahner and Stephen (fiancée Brenda) Mahner, her 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 5 great- great-grandchildren, her brother Monte (Dora) James, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
In addition to her husband she was also preceded in death by her son Joseph Mahner and her sisters Ruth DuFore, Marjorie Newman, Alice Ritchie and Ila Flannery.
Family graveside services will be held on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at the Northland Memorial Park Cemetery with Reverend Karl Schultz officiating. You may leave your private condolences for the family at www.carlsonfh.com. The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving Marie's family.
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