MARNIE BETH WHILLOCK ­ BECKER

Marnie


  Marnie Whillock­Becker, age 44, of Faribault, died on Monday, July 2, 2007
surrounded by her family at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.
   Memorial services will be held at First English Lutheran Church,
Faribault, on Friday, July 6, 2007 at 3 p.m. with the Reverend Richard L.
Jorgensen and the Reverend Michael Mandsager officiating.  Private interment
will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.  A gathering celebrating
Marnie¹s life will be held at the Rice County Fair Grounds following the
service at the church.
   A memorial visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to
the services on Friday.
   Marnie Beth, the daughter of Ivan and Mary (Landro) Whillock, was born
on October 17, 1962 in Faribault.  She graduated from Faribault High School
in 1981 and attended South Central College, Faribault.  She was currently
editor of "Carving Magazine".  She has enjoyed being involved in the wood
carving business as an individual and with her family.  She owned and
operated Marnie Whillock Associates mail ordering business for woodcarving.
She was responsible for the Whillock Wood Carving School and Catalog.  She
was also founding member of Carv-Fest.  Marnie was a co-owner of Whillock
Visions Floral Design.  She was a founding member of Tree Frog Music
Festival and served as co-chair of the event for all 11 years.  She served
at past co-chair of the District One Hospital Auxiliary and was active in
the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce. She served as Co-Honorary Chair with
Chris and Mary Whillock at the Relay for Life Straight River Stroll in 2005
and in May of 2006, Marnie received the Outstanding Alumni award of South
Central College, Faribault Campus.
   She is survived by two sons, Ryan and Cory Becker, both of Faribault;
her parents, Ivan and Mary Whillock of Faribault; three brothers, Rand (and
Beth) Whillock of North Oaks, Mark (and Jane) Whillock of Ellendale, Chris
(and Dena) Whillock of Faribault; four nieces, Amy, Sarah, Emily and
Kennedy; and two nephews Josh, Colby.


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below




Name:
Carol Bronstad
Email:
carebears10712000@yahoo.com
Date:
Sunday August 26, 2007

Memories

very sorry to hear about Marnie she was a cool and exciting lady and fun to be with I met her at tree frog festival and talked with her briefly. smpathy for the family and friends.


Name:
joan pacey
Email:
jjpacey@sympatico.ca
Date:
Wednesday July 11, 2007

Memories

Joan Pacey from Canada. I met Marnie at a confence in Canada a couple of years ago. We became great friends and emailed and talked on the phone monthly. Marnie loved jokes , people, lots of fun and was an inspiration to every one who was around. She was a very possitive up beat person who never complained and just kept on going with a big smile. Marnie we have all learned so much from you , such a beautiful kind caring person and will always be in my prayers and memories every day. God be with you


Name:
Tim & PJ Rundall - The Woodchip Shop
Email:
woodchipshop@mchsi.com
Date:
Sunday July 08, 2007

Memories

We have met and worked with Marnie on several occasions and found her to be a wonderfully talented professional. She had such a bubbly personality and would always go out of her way to help others. Her love of the woodcarving industry has really helped the industry to grow. She was an incredible editor of Carving Magazine. And, she was a terrific friend. Marnie will be greatly missed by all who met her. We are happy to know that Marnie is now pain free and she will be smiling down on all of us for eternity. We would like to wish God's Blessing on all Marnie's family. Tim & PJ


Name:
Judy Tartaglia Misencik
Email:
jmisencik@frontiernet.net
Date:
Saturday July 07, 2007

Memories

I have been living in Lakeville for the past eight years, but I still get the Faribault Daily News. That is where I learned about Marnie's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Marnie when she was co-chair of the District One Hospital Auxiliary. I loved her positive, upbeat attitude and her wonderful ideas. She had that 'can-do' spirit that made her special. I will keep her in my prayers. Judy (Tartaglia) Misencik


Name:
Mike McDonough
Email:
mac_donut@hotmail.com
Date:
Friday July 06, 2007

Memories

To the Whillock Family. You'll be in my prayers. I am glad that I had many opportunities with Marnie and the boys growing up as family friend. I'll cherish the memories; Hide and Seek, Kick the Can, the summer county fairs, Science museum trips, the heart-throb cafe. May Christ hold your family close in celebration of Marnie's life. God Bless Michael D. McDonough


Name:
ROSS AND BARBARA OAR
Email:
broar@verizon.net
Date:
Friday July 06, 2007

Memories

WE ONLY MET MARNIE ONCE, AT THE SHOW IN FORT MEYERS WHEN HER MAGAZINE FIRST CAME OUT. WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH HER AND HAVE ENJOYED THE MAGAZINE GREATLY. WE SEND OUR PRAYERS TO HER FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF LOSS. MAY YOU ALL REMEMBER THE GOOD DAYS YOU HAVE HAD WITH MARNIE. WITH LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP ROSS AND BARBARA OAR


Name:
Keith Anderson
Email:
andersk@stolaf.edu
Date:
Friday July 06, 2007

Memories

I cannot imagine a more loving and wonderful sister, daughter, mother, spouse than Marnie. It was a privilege to know her and admire her many talents in business, editing, carving, and supporting all her friends and family in so many ways. She did not let her illness win, but lived her life to the fullest as long as her strength allowed. A real hero in my book! She will be greatly missed.


Name:
Kay Janky
Email:
hej@ipa.net
Date:
Thursday July 05, 2007

Memories

My memories of Marnie go way back . I remember what a vibrant person she was during her H.S. days. She was a favorite of both Harry and I . She was always so positive even during down times. My sympathy to you all. She will certainly be missed by many. Sincerely, Kay Janky


Name:
Jarvis M. Hearn
Email:
j.hearn1@verizon.net
Date:
Thursday July 05, 2007

Memories

She will be missed by many who are involved in the arts, especially in the area of woodcarving. Her editorship of the "Woodcarving" is really appreciated because, in this way, she has helped many of us.


Name:
Cindy Schuenke
Email:
Date:
Thursday July 05, 2007

Memories

Ivan and Mary: Although I never had the pleasure of knowing your daughter well, I wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God be with you on Friday as you Celebrate her life.


Name:
NORMA L NICKS
Email:
NEDNICKS@SWBELL.NET
Date:
Thursday July 05, 2007

Memories

THE WOODCARVING COMMUNITY WILL SORELY MISS MARNIE, MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO THE LOVED ONES OF MARNIE WHO WILL MISS HER PHYSICAL PRESENCE. WE ARE SO GLAD THAT THE SPIRIT LIVES ON. I HOPE THAT THE JOYS OF HER LIFE WILL HOLD HER IN YOUR MEMORIES FOREVER. GOD BLESS. NORMA NICKS MAIZE, KANSAS


Name:
Nancy Wiley
Email:
nwiley@sculptinwood.com
Date:
Thursday July 05, 2007

Memories

I only knew Marnie from our online chats and emails but came to feel like we were friends. She was very helpful to me when I was going through a cancer "scare" and we had lots of laughs. Here is a favorite quote of mine that I would like to send to Marnie: "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." - Clyde Campbell My deepest condolences to Marnie's family.


Name:
Father Henry Doyle
Email:
hdoyle@s-sm.org
Date:
Thursday July 05, 2007

Memories

Marnie has done much good for her family and community in her 44+ years of earthly living. Surely, she remains in the hearts of all who have been closely knit to her. May she rest in eternal peace and rise in majestic glory. Let light perpetual shine upon her and all the departed, through God's grace and mercy. Be blessed and strengthened. With compassion and prayers


Name:
Teri Embrey
Email:
teri@teriembrey.com
Date:
Thursday July 05, 2007

Memories

Knowing Marnie was one of the greatest blessings that came from being a woodcarver. I'm glad her struggle here on earth is over, but my heart and thoughts go to all her friends and family who will miss her for a very long time. I know I sure will. Love & HUGS, Marnie - Love & HUGS.


Name:
Jeri Mortensen
Email:
jeridon58@msn.com
Date:
Thursday July 05, 2007

Memories

Marnie was a lovely, talented person, she will be greatly missed by all who came in contact with her.


Name:
Chuck Trella
Email:
charlestrella@hotmail.com
Date:
Wednesday July 04, 2007

Memories

I never had the opportunity to meet Marnie - however, she went out of her way to personally email me and send me a free copy of the Winter 2006 issue of Carving Magazine when I posted on the Carving Mag forum asking where I could find it. I had been frustrated after repeated trips to my local Barnes & Noble to get it. I couldn't believe that the Editor of the magazine went out of her way to make sure that I got. I subscribed immediately after her email. Such a thoughtful and caring person to go out of her way like that. She won my devotion and I only wish I had gotten the opportunity to attend a Carve Fest and meet her in person. She will be sorely missed. My prayers go with her to speed her on her way, and to her family who must miss her terribly. Blessings and peace to you. ChuckT


Name:
Nancy Goff
Email:
jngoff@fidnet.com
Date:
Wednesday July 04, 2007

Memories

I owe Marice so much because of Carving Magazine where I met her. Oh, how I'll miss her. I know I'll meet her in person some day in Heaven with Jesus Christ.


Name:
Dave Dunlap
Email:
dkdun@npgcable.com
Date:
Wednesday July 04, 2007

Memories

I had never met Marnie face to face but we have talked many times via email, mostly about her magazine, but many times also about the Lord, she was a special lady, always a kind word....my username on her chat is Hi Ho Sliver and she always got a kick out of saying Hi Ho Hi Ho.....I will miss that and Marnie....Remember those of us that know the Lord will meet with her again in Heaven. God bless all of Marnies close family and friends. Dave


Name:
Mark & Tina Akers
Email:
makers@sc.rr.com
Date:
Wednesday July 04, 2007

Memories

I regret not knowing Marnie personally,everyone in the carving world spoke very highly of her,she is going to be missed by all in the carving world,my prayers go out to the family.


Name:
Vicki and Phil Bishop
Email:
bishop@itlnet.net
Date:
Wednesday July 04, 2007

Memories

Marnie came out to Oklahoma and photographed an article we did for Carving Magazine and we had a very good time with her. We laughed alot and enjoyed each others company. I know the woodcarving world will sorely miss her along with others she touched. Our hearts go out to her family and may the good Lord hold you in his loving arms and comfort all of you in this time of sorrow. You will be in our prayers.


Name:
Rick Ferry
Email:
rick@littleshavers.com
Date:
Wednesday July 04, 2007

Memories

I was honored to meet Marnie once at her father's studio. Later we developed a business relationship that allowed me to know her much better. The Whillock family is in our thoughts and prayers; Theresa and I will miss her.


Name:
Jane Whillock
Email:
jane@wheresleonard.com
Date:
Wednesday July 04, 2007

Memories

The shine was shining down on us in Mexico as we sat in the pool lounge and drank Bahama mamma's and life was good.


Name:
Sandy and Gary Smith
Email:
Date:
Wednesday July 04, 2007

Memories

We were saddened to learn about Marnie's passing. Our deepest sympathy from her woodcarving friends.


Name:
Will Hayden
Email:
will@willhayden.com
Date:
Wednesday July 04, 2007

Memories

It is a say day in the world of woodcarving across this country with the loss of Marnie Whillock. She will be missed my all that she touch,both in person and via the WOODCARVING publication. May Gob Bless and protect her family.


Name:
Johnny Yzaguirre
Email:
jyzaguirre@eastex.net
Date:
Wednesday July 04, 2007

Memories

I never knew her in person but she looked like a nice lady and I was happy for her when she started running WoodCarvering maz.I will miss see her face on that page.


Name:
Mary Isaacson
Email:
mary@faribaultmn.org
Date:
Tuesday July 03, 2007

Memories

I am deeply saddended by the loss of your loved one! I want to remember Marnie for her courage, bright optimism and generous spirit! I enjoyed her creative energy on our Special Events Committee here at the Chamber of Commerce. She will be greatly missed!!! My heart goes out to her family.