March 17, 2014


Marrie Sullivan, 73, of Carroll, died Friday morning, March 14, 2014, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson. Music will be by Barb McDermott, Holy Spirit choir with John Wagner as soloist. Lector will be Art Reiff. Gift bearers will be Marrie's grandchildren. Eucharistic minister will be Marty Riesberg. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Marrie's family will receive friends after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 5 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 6:30 p.m. The family will also greet friends and family beginning at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Online condolences may be left for Marrie's family at

Born Oct. 11, 1940, at Carroll, Iowa, Marrie was a daughter of Louis and Florence (Schirck) Reiff. She was baptized at confirmed at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and graduated from Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.

Marrie worked as a waitress in her younger years and then worked at General Electric, Sernetts and Fareway, where she worked for 20 years until her retirement in 2010.

She enjoyed her card clubs, yard work, nature and walking around Swan Lake. Marrie was also active in the funeral choir at Holy Spirit Church in Carroll. She loved socializing with her friends and family and spending time with her grandchildren.

Marrie is survived by her children: Patty Foster and husband Scot of Ogden, Pam Sullivan of Boone, Penny Sullivan of Omaha, Neb., Peggy Klocksiem and husband Roger of Glidden, and Paula Riesberg and her husband Marty of Maryland; her grandchildren: David, Cody, Zach, Kristin, Jimmy, Trevor, Wyatt, Andrew and Benjamin; her great-grandchild, Owen; her siblings: Art Reiff of Mount Carmel, Della Reiff of Carroll, and Jean (Clifford) Eischeid of Carroll; her sister-in-law: Ella Mae Reiff of Carroll; as well as other extended relatives and many friends.

Marrie was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Alvin Reiff; and her sister-in-law, Sally Reiff.