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Marie G. Green

January 20, 1920 — August 8, 2016

Marie Glenadine (Saxe) Green, 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, August 8, 2016. She had been a resident at Norseland Nursing Home for almost three years. Marie was born January 20, 1920 in rural Wayne County, IL. She was the fifth child of eight born to Glenn & Edith (Potter) Saxe. Marie graduated in 1938 from Edwards County High School in Albion, IL. She then went on to earn her teaching degree from Warbler Eastern IL State Teachers College in Charleston, IL. She taught a few years, in one room school houses where, at times, she would have up to 35 students in multiple grades. In 1947, she married Henry Wilson Green. They lived on a small farm near Plainfield, IL., where their 7 children were born. Later in 1967, they moved to a dairy farm between Westby and Cashton. Marie dedicated her life to God, family & home. Her Bible was forever open as a visible sign of the importance of God in everything she did; cooking, cleaning, canning, sewing in total service to her family. Later in life, she worked at the Westby Area School District in the library and kitchen. She also organized and maintained a library at Cornerstone Christian Academy, along with selling Christian books. She enjoyed reading, writing poetry, singing and sharing her love for Christ.

Marie is survived by one step-son and seven children; Gordon (Linda) Green of St. Joseph, IL, Kenneth Green of South Dakota, Kathryn (Terry) M. Kirk of Houston, TX, Karen (John) M. Schlesner of Westby, Timothy (Trudy) H. Green of Viroqua, Mina L. Richardson of St Paul, MN, James (Lisa) W. Green of Westby, and Emily (Mark) E. Nelson of Westby; 15 grandchildren; Josh, Nathan, Rachel, Sarah, Arin Rae, Dylan, Josiah, Jeremiah, Charis, Jasmine, Matthew, Michael, Jessica, Amber and Sean and 12 great grandchildren; Emma, Jack, Addelina, Xavier, Aimee, Leymond, Everlyn, Olive, Xane, Micaela, Liam, Abigail and Ava Marie - all of whom she loved so very much. For all the little things she did, the wonderful humor she displayed at all times, and the lessons she taught, she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her family is truly grateful for the friendship of her dear roommate, Doris Leum and the caring staff at Norseland Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday August 13, 2016 at the Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church, 210 Park Street, Westby. Rev. Paul Tjelta will officiate with interment in the church cemetery. A visitation will be at the church from 11:00 to 1:00. The Seland Funeral Home, Coon Valley, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be offered at Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army 223 8th St North, La Crosse, WI 54601 and the American Indian Education Foundation 2401 Eglin Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 57703.

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