Marianne Hallwachs

Marianne Hallwachs, age 67, of Sykeston, ND, with her family at her side, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer at Carrington Health Center, Carrington, ND.

Marianne Rae Colberg was born on November 23, 1942, the daughter of Lawrence and Vera (Colberg) Thon in Devils Lake, ND. She was raised and attended school in Harvey, ND. Marianne worked as a waitress in Harvey for many years.

On March 27, 1961, Marianne was united in marriage to Jerry Hallwachs in Carrington. They lived in the Hawksnest area, rural Sykeston, ND, where they ranched and raised five children. Marianne worked for many years as a waitress in Carrington at the Miami Grill and Ace Café and also dealt blackjack at various establishments.

She enjoyed painting, cooking, gardening, dealing blackjack and Viking football. Marianne was very proud and loved spending time with her thirteen grandchildren.

Marianne will be remembered and deeply missed by her husband, Jerry of Sykeston; four sons, Greg (Tracy) of Jamestown, ND, Loren (Renee) of Carrington, ND, Mark (RaeLynn) of Rapid City, SD, Terry (Belinda) of Knoxville, TN; one daughter, Stacy (Bill) Risch of Mandan, ND; and thirteen grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Vera Thon and step-father, Lawrence Thon.



Funeral Service: Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND

Date and Time: Monday, June 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Interment: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND

Posted Condolences:


Name: Kathy (Thon) Zeien

Date: July 1, 2010

Message: I just found out about Marianne's passing and your family has my deepest sympathy. After my mom's passing in Oct. Marianne sent pictures to our family she had taken when we were children. We started e-mailing and I so enjoyed hearing from her. I know she will be deeply missed. My deepest sympathy to your family.


Name: Kelly and Kathy Gellner

Date: 6-15-10

Message: Mark and Stacy, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, please accept our condolences. Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.


Name: Jeanette Erickson

Date: 6-11-10

Message: Greg, Tracy and family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in may prayers.

Jeanette Erickson


Name: Barbara Daugherty

Date: June 11 , 2010

Message: Hi Belinda, Terry and family. Thanks for sending me this notice. Marianne was indeed a beautiful woman. I'm so sorry for your lost but know you realize she is in a better place now and not suffering. God bless you all.

Love Barbara


Name: Belinda Hallwachs

Date: June 10, 2010

Message: To my wonderful Mother-In-Law. You will so be missed. You have been a rock in my life and I love you like my own mother. Madison, Benjamin and I cannot be there due to Benjamin's tonsillectomy, but you know we are with you in our hearts. Now you are at peace, no pain, and can look down on us anytime from Heaven. Thank you for giving me the most wonderful man in the world, thank you for your love, and thank you for always being there when I needed to talk. I will miss you more than you know, and I only pray that you and mom are together, smiling down on us, and enjoying being in the most ultimate place. I want you to know that the kids have shed tears and would love to hug you one more time. They know that one day they will have that opportunity. God please take care of her! Love you Marianne, love you so much.