Marie Addison

of Belvidere, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, January 4, 2023
at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 100

Marie Miller was born September 10, 1922, on her parents’ farm near Reserve, Montana, the daughter of Peter and Anna (Miller) Miller. She grew up on her parents’ farm and attended Hawthorne Rural School in the Reserve area prior to graduating from Antelope High School in Antelope, Montana. She attended her freshman year at Grand View College in Des Moines before graduating from Montana State College in Bozeman, Montana, with a degree in foods and nutrition. She later took a dietary internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Marie worked as a dietician at the Bismarck Hospital and Ft. Meade Hospitals for two years, and later at the VA Hospital in Dwight, Illinois.

Marie was united in marriage to Chadwick “Chad” Addison on November 27, 1950, in Reserve, Montana. They made their home on Chad’s parents’ homestead ten miles northeast of Belvidere, which they continued to operate until retiring. Marie also continued her career as a dietician at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre from 1975 until 1979 and worked as a consultant at local hospitals in the area until her retirement. After Chad’s death on September 12, 1999, Marie continued to reside on the ranch until September 2003 when she moved to the Prairie View Apartments in Murdo. In April 2020 Marie went to live with her daughter Jean near Midland, where she has since resided.

Grateful for having shared her life include one son Lee Addison and his wife Rhonda of Belvidere; seven daughters Beryl Geer and her husband Darel of Gillette, Wyoming, Jean Calhoon and her husband David of Midland, Shirley Doud and her husband Ronald of Midland, Nancy Merchen and her husband Todd of Gillette, Dixie Doyle and her husband Mike of Rapid City, Teresa Walker and her husband Sam of Gillette, and Rena Addison of Rapid City; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband Chad, Marie was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Hans (Joan) Miller and Niels (Lorraine) Miller.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Belvidere Community Church or Gideons International. Cards and memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 146 Midland, SD 57552.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the Community Church in Belvidere with Pastor Jesse Taylor and Ken Toews officiating.

Private family interment will be held at the Belvidere Community Cemetery.

Service Details

Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 2:00 p.m.
Community Church
Belvidere, South Dakota

Pastor Jesse Taylor - Ken Toews

Donna Erikson Kinsley
“It Is Well With My Soul”
“Until Then”

Jeff Willert - Jamie Willert

Lex Geer - John Addison - Eric Addison - Josh Walker
Joshua Calhoon - Casey Doud - Kevin Doyle
Sidney Nelson - Patrick Doyle - Chadwick Doyle

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Community Cemetery
Belvidere, South Dakota

Guest Book

Marie and her family are forever held in our hearts. There is a joyous reunion in heaven for her with so many loved ones. Love always Sabrina
   ~ Sabrina Sandy Australia (1/15/2023)
Our sympathy to all of Marie’s family. Heaven gained an awesome angel! I will forever treasure the day spent in her kitchen with her teaching several of us how to make various Danish pastries ,especially the Danish wedding cake.
   ~ LaVona & Jack Kirkpatrick Hayes, SD (1/6/2023)
Sympathy and prayers for all. I very much enjoyed working with Marie in Kadoka.
   ~ Donna Bodkin Craven Rapid City (1/9/2023)
Sending love and prayers to all the family. May God comfort you with happy memories as you adjust to life without Marie…a beautiful, special lady of whom I have only the fondest memories of . One always felt welcome in her home and was always greeted with her smile. I know how much she will be missed. May she rest in Heaven now.
   ~ Julie McLaughlin Midland, SD (1/6/2023)
so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a joy to workwith ehen I worked in dietary at the hospital. She was a good woman and will be missed

   ~ Janice and Craig Heigh 2500 Lunar Dr (1/10/2023)
Thinking of you all. Many prayers and hugs.
   ~ Janet Schofield Philip (1/6/2023)
So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Addison will always be remembered as an outstanding lady, teacher, positive role model. She cared about everyone; she was loved by all- a breathe of fresh air. A perfect role model to follow. May God comfort you -- she will always be missed. God bless everyone that knew her.
   ~ Joyce Vollmer Williamson Rapid City, SD (1/10/2023)
My interactions with Marie were limited, but she was always a delight when I did get to see her. She amazes me to have given birth to eight children and living to 100 yo! Those two factors alone tell what a strong woman she was. She leaves a legacy in her children, grands and greats!
   ~ Di Wiilsey Geer Cheyenne (1/7/2023)
Marie was such a kind and beautiful person, with a lovely family! The amazing Belvidere choir is slowly getting back together with Marie, my grandma Lois, Kate, Syd, L.A., and others. I can’t wait to hear their voices again one day! Much love!
   ~ Robin Johnson Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1/8/2023)
Heaven gained a very special lady, an angel on earth for 100 years, now helping God for eternity. Special prayers for the whole family. She left a legacy of love for her adult children, and their families, to carry on. So many great memories to be shared by so many. Love and hugs for you all!!
   ~ Ann cvach Midland, SD (1/6/2023)
So Sorry for the passing of your Mom. God Speed to this amazing woman. I have the best memories of Chad and Marie. They left a great legacy in each of you.
   ~ Micaela Donovan Wuehler North Platte, NE (1/8/2023)
Marie was such an amazing lady and she leaves a legacy of a life lived to its fullest. Know you all have special memories to make you smile. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you
   ~ Pam and Keith Bonenberger Kadoka (1/6/2023)
we are very sorry for the loss of your mother. She will long be remembered for her friendliness and outgoing manner. She be loved and missed.
   ~ Rex and Linda Woitte Rapid City, S.D (1/9/2023)
I was so blessed to be able to visit with Marie when we first moved to Murdo. She is a very precious saint! I pray for God's mighty ministry to all her family & friends.
   ~ Pastor Jim Karg Murdo, SD (1/9/2023)
Sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. She was a very special woman. Our thoughts are with you.
   ~ Chuck Anderson Bar Nunn Wy (1/14/2023)
We are so sorry to hear of Marie's passing. What a grand lady she was, she was one of the first to welcome us to the Belvidere community when we moved there in 1994. Loved her visits and of course her good cooking. Many blessings to her family and friends.
   ~ Chris and Diana Elwood 153 Pumpkin Creek RD (1/11/2023)


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