Marion (nee Klug) Young, 89 years, passed away on December 2, 2011. Marion’s husband, Charles (Chuck), preceded her in death in 1959. She is survived by her son, Mark (Linda) Young, and her daughter Wendy (Wayne) Sorenson, and by four grandchildren, Graham Konkel, Daniel Sorenson, Vanessa Young and Reginald (Reggie) Young. Marion was preceded in death by her five older siblings, Milton Klug, Mildred (Hans) Hansen, Harriet (Walter) Huebner, Ruth Klug, and Robert (Dorothy) Klug. Marion was born in Milwaukee on November 28, 1922, to Albert and Amanda Klug. Iola held a very special place in Marion’s heart and for her family. Arriving in Iola in 1977 after purchasing the Norseman House Motel, she enjoyed becoming a part of the community. So much so, that after she sold the motel seven years later and moved back to the Milwaukee area, Iola pulled her back after less than two years away. Marion enjoyed updating the Victorian home she purchased on East Iola Street, rejoining her many Iola friends, and being an active member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church. For many years Marion worked at the Iola Herald where she delighted working with her “friends at the Herald”, and especially being able to keep tabs on everything happening in town. A special treat for Marion was the annual “tea party” she hosted for the neighborhood girls, who were often joined by her granddaughter Vanessa. Marion proudly displayed photos of the yearly parties, with the girls dressed in their finest for an occasion which became the highlight of the social season for the under twelve set of Iola. In 2007, she returned to the Milwaukee area, living in Brookfield. Marion found much pleasure in her painting, which lives on for many in her painted Santas, painted ornaments and rosemaling. Marion enjoyed spending time at the family cottage at Watersmeet, Michigan, which was built by her father in the 1930’s. The cottage is located on Lake Marion, which was named by an uncle who worked with the State of Michigan shortly after Marion was born. She enjoyed all seasons at “the cabin”, including several Februaries in the 1940’s when she spent the month there with her sister Ruth. Marion’s family is most thankful for the very warm welcome shown to her by Iola, and how all made Marion feel a part of the community as if she had always lived there.