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Marian Goranson


Marian I. Goranson, 93, of Manchester, Iowa, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Clifton-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville. Additional visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at the United Methodist Church, Greeley, conducted by the Rev. Mary Green. Burial: Pineview Cemetery, Delaware.
Marian was born June 21, 1925, in Delaware, Iowa, the daughter of Dell and Esther (Plumley) Zirtzman. She was a graduate of Delhi High School. On Aug. 20, 1945, Marian married Robert H. Goranson at Delaware Methodist Church. Together, they farmed for 28 years near Greeley. Marian then was employed at the Good Neighbor Home until her retirement in 1987. She was a member of the Greeley United Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge and American Legion Auxiliary. Marian enjoyed gardening, crocheting, baking and feeding the family.
Survivors include her children, Larry (Sherry) Goranson of Manchester and Jean Ann Lendt of Sioux City; grandchildren, Jason Goranson of Manchester, Dr. Angela (Rick) Greif of Anamosa, Brian (Amanda) Goranson of Dubuque, John (Melissa) Lendt of Sioux City and Connie Lendt of Sioux City; great-grandchildren, Hannah Greif, Mathew Greif, Harper Goranson, Romy Goranson, Maxwell Nelson, Isabella Lendt and Harper Lendt; brother-in-law, Lew (Shirley) Goranson; sister-in-law, Orion Zirtzman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Goranson; brothers, Delbert Zirtzman and Ed Zirtzman; sisters, Della Powers and Geraldine Glanz; and numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Regional Medical Center Hospice and Dr. Christiansen for the care shown to Marian and her family.
Please share a memory of Marian at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.