Marie Blando, 87, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Avera Mother Joseph Manor.
Her wishes were to be cremated and have services at a later date.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook
Marie Louise Ochs was born January 20, 1935, in Aberdeen to Anton and Mary Ann (Nikolas) Ochs. She attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and graduated from Aberdeen Central High School in 1953.
On May 4, 1957, Marie married the love of her life, Joseph Blando, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aberdeen, SD. In their union of marriage, they had four sons: Mike, Steve, Scott, and Mark. She lived in many places throughout her life including Kansas City, Missouri, Northville, Kadoka, Mellette, and Hot Springs, SD.
When Marie’s husband retired, they moved back to Aberdeen, SD. She had a few jobs along the way, but her main job was as a homemaker. Marie was a great cook and was famous for her homemade caramel rolls. She served on the Sacred Heart Altar Society for 14 years where she served many funerals. Marie volunteered at Roncalli Nearly New.
Grateful for having shared Marie’s life are her husband, Joseph; her children: Mike (Terri) Blando, Steve (Julie) Blando, Scott (Barb) Blando, and Mark (Lydia) Blando; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her brother Ron (Shari) Ochs; three sisters: Linda (Bob) Lehmann, Diane Martinsen, and Jeannie (Gary) Aspen; and sister-in-law Kathy Ellingson.
She was preceded in death by her parents Anton and Mary Ann Ochs.