Marian Tragner

May 24, 1944-December 25, 2022

Marian Tragner, age 78, of Sleepy Eye, MN formerly of Gibbon, MN passed away Christmas morning, December 25, 2022 at Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis, MN.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2022 at St. George Catholic Church in St. George, MN. Father Bruno Santiago, O.S.B. will celebrate the Mass. Burial will follow in the St. George Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2022 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – North Chapel in New Ulm, MN.

Marian Phyllis Groff was born May 24, 1944 to Halvor and Verna (Johnson) Groff in Sleepy Eye. She graduated from Sleepy Eye Public High School.

On October 22, 1974, Marian was united in marriage to Benjamin Tragner at St. George Catholic Church. Their union was blessed with two children, who were raised on the family farm. Marian dedicated her life to taking care of her family by raising her children, helping Ben on the farm, and spending as much time as possible with her beloved grandchildren and great-granddaughter. She loved every moment of it and continued to take care of her family even in the face of debilitating health issues that arose. She also enjoyed playing cards, going on car rides, watching tv, and listening to the radio. Marian will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Marian is survived by her son, Steve Tragner of St. Bonifacius; daughter, Debbie (Mark) Joramo of Sleepy Eye; grandchildren, Jacob Tragner, Justine (Chris) Seifert, Benjamin Bleick, Alexander Joramo; great-grandchild, Sophie Seifert; siblings, Alice Mae (LeRoy) Hinderman, Raymond (Nancy) Groff, Ivan (Connie) Groff, Leonard (Janet) Groff; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Tragner; her parents; and her siblings, Melvin Groff, Sylvia Ring, and Irene Dahl.

Arrangements are with Minnesota Valley Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence for the family, or to sign the guestbook, please visit:



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