2014, at her home in Ocala, Fla., as a result of ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease.
She was born Aug. 5, 1940, in Prairie du Chien, Wis., the daughter of Vencil G. and Mildred M. (Mara) Forst. She graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1958. Theresa worked at National Decorated Metal in Prairie du Chien after graduation.
On Aug. 5, 1961, Theresa was united in marriage to Dale Marso. They later moved to the Cedar Rapids area, where she was employed at Farmstead Foods (formerly Wilson Foods). In 1991, they moved to Ocala, Fla., where Theresa was employed at Walmart for a period of time. Dale died in November 2003.
Theresa was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church of Ocala.
Survivors include four sisters, Jeanette Nolte of Des Moines, Elizabeth (Roger) Kuehl of Garnavillo, Alma (Henry) Bockenstedt of Edgewood and Carol (Dale) Becwar of Hiawatha; a brother, John Forst of Prairie du Chien, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Luanne “Bobbie” Blum of Cedar Rapids; brothers-in-law, Edward Linder of Prairie du Chien, Wis., Archie Curley of Baaraboo, Wis., and Frank Turner of Ely; and many nieces and nephews.
Theresa was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dale; a sister, Mary Ellen Linder; sisters-in-law, Millie Curley and Nan Turner; and brothers-in-law, Harmon Nolte and Ora Blum.
Family services were held at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala. Burial took place at Veterans Cemetery in Bushnell.
Memorials may be sent to Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, Fla.