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Published June 28, 2013, 12:00 AM

Marion Crompton

Marion Crompton, age 85, of Ada, MN formerly of Borup, MN died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Bridges Care Community in Ada.

Marion Lucille Olson, daughter of Oscar and Lucy (Babler) Olson, was born on January 21, 1928 in Ada, MN. She grew up on a farm near Borup, MN and attended Borup High School. Following her graduation in 1946, Marion moved to Rochester, MN for a time. She returned to the Borup area in late 1948 and was united in marriage to Tommy Crompton on December 28, 1950. The couple made their first home on a farm near Borup and in 1966 moved into town. While raising her children, Marion worked for a short time at the Borup bank before beginning her career at The Borup High School. She served as Secretary to the Superintendent for nearly 33 years. Following Tommy's death in 2002, Marion continued to live at home until 2009 when she entered Bridges Care Community.

Marion Crompton

Marion Crompton, age 85, of Ada, MN formerly of Borup, MN died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Bridges Care Community in Ada.

Marion Lucille Olson, daughter of Oscar and Lucy (Babler) Olson, was born on January 21, 1928 in Ada, MN. She grew up on a farm near Borup, MN and attended Borup High School. Following her graduation in 1946, Marion moved to Rochester, MN for a time. She returned to the Borup area in late 1948 and was united in marriage to Tommy Crompton on December 28, 1950. The couple made their first home on a farm near Borup and in 1966 moved into town. While raising her children, Marion worked for a short time at the Borup bank before beginning her career at The Borup High School. She served as Secretary to the Superintendent for nearly 33 years. Following Tommy's death in 2002, Marion continued to live at home until 2009 when she entered Bridges Care Community.

Marion always stayed busy. In addition to raising her family of 5 and working full time, she had many hobbies. Marion was active in the Norman County Historical Society and St Joseph's Catholic Church in Ada. She was also very involved in 4-H and received many awards in leadership. Marion enjoyed doing crafts and often did ceramics and made beautiful flower arrangements. She also enjoyed being outdoors, especially painting old buildings, refinishing antique furniture, going to the lake, and working in her flower gardens. She loved being at the cabin on South Twin lake. She loved reading novels and often read 2 or 3 books at a time. She enjoyed her extended family and the many good times they had together. She always loved her kids, grandkids and great grand kids.

Marion is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Clark of Borup; four sons: Shawn (Michelle) of Ada, Steve (Vicki) of Borup, Tim of Pelican Lake, and Shane (Angie) of Hendrum; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; one brother, Bud; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Tommy.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ada. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will take place in Winchester Cemetery in Borup, MN

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