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Marie Murrane of Carroll, formerly of Bayard

Marie Julia Murrane, age 81, of Carroll, IA, and formerly of Bayard, IA, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the Guthrie County Hospital in Guthrie Center surrounded by her family. 

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Bayard with Fr. Raymond Higgins as Celebrant assisted by Deacon Scott Steffen and Deacon Dave Prenger.  Lector for the Mass will be Deacon Dave Prenger.  Gift Bearers will be Matracea Wagner and Macie Murrane.  Casket bearers will be Joseph Murrane, Matthew Marrane, Tim Murrane, Tom Murrane, Heath Wagner, and Pat Murrane.  Burial will be in the Willow Township Cemetery near Bayard. 

Visitation will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church from 9:30 – 10:15 A.M. on Wednesday prior to the Mass.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anthony Nursing Home. 

Marie was born on February 21, 1942 in Omaha, NE.  She was the daughter of Joseph and Martha (Emery) Murrane.  Marie was one of six children and she grew up in Bayard.  As a girl, she attended Mt. Scholastica Catholic Girl’s school in Atchison, KS.  Marie graduated from Kuemper High School in 1961 and then attended Creighton University in Omaha.  She worked as an accountant at the Jones Store in Kansas City for several years, and then as a seamstress for several businesses in including Kasperbauer Cleaners in Carroll.  Marie then worked at St. Anthony Nursing Home as a CNA for 14 years.  She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish and she was a devout Catholic participating in many area Right to Life events.   

Marie is survived by her sister Margaret Murrane of Prescott Valley, AZ; two sisters-in-law Patricia Murrane of Des Moines and Carlene Murrane of Bayard; a brother-in-law Jerry Wilson of Branson, MO;  nine nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.   

Marie was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Martha Murrane; two sisters: Martha Jenners (Robert) and Madonna Wilson; and two brothers: Michael and Matthew Murrane.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Coon Rapids and online condolences may be left for the family at

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