In loving memory of

Marian Mae Riessen
May 23, 1932 - October 2, 2021

Marian Mae (Kock) Riessen was born May 23, 1932 to John and Kathryn (Mau) Kock. She died on October 2, 2021 peacefully at her daughter, Lisa's home in Emerson, Iowa at the age of eighty-nine years, four months and nine days. Marian was born on a farm in Jackson Township in Crawford County, Iowa. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith on September 20, 1936 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa by Rev. Carl Schmidt who also confirmed her into the Lutheran faith and officiated at her marriage.

Marian "Cookie" graduated from Denison High School on May 25, 1950 and attended Commercial Extension School of Business in Omaha. She was united in marriage to Henry Edward Walter Riessen on September 6, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. The couple were blessed with four children, two sons: H. Daniel and his wife , Jackie of Avoca, Rodney and his wife, Lois of rural Harlan, and two daughters: Linda Winfree and her husband Mark of Oberlin, Ohio and Lisa Molnar and her husband, Aaron of Emerson, Iowa. Other survivors include her sister: Lorene Thiede of Harlan; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Henry and brothers: Virgil Kock and John Kock, III. Marian loved her family and her church. She enjoyed family gatherings and was always ready with a plate of cookies and coffee if visitors stopped by.

Visitation is 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Funeral Service is 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan. Graveside Service is 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021 in the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Memorials may be directed to the family.


Gordon L. von Ahsen wrote on Oct 4, 2021:

"Family of Marian, So sad to hear this news. Such a beautiful person and so fun to be around. God bless all of you as you celebrate her wonderful life and all she did for everyone. Great times with her at Peace Lutheran Church in Harlan. Gordon & Kathy von Ahsen Harlan, Iowa"

Patty (DOYLE) Niedermyer wrote on Oct 2, 2021:

"So Very Very Sorry ? Sincere Condolences To All The Family. Hugs Hugs ? Patty (DOYLE) NIEDERMYER Logan Magnolia Area. Prayers Prayers Patty & Tom NIEDERMYER Magnolia Iowa "

Roseann Olson wrote on Oct 2, 2021:

"I remember as a young girl when I'd see her and Hank at some family gatherings, that she was so beautiful. When I got older I realized that she was beautiful inside and out. A very wonderful person and can't imagine how all of you must miss her."