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Marianne Costin


March 17, 2021

Marianne Costin passed away Tuesday, March 9th, 2021, surrounded by her family in the Malta Retirement Center ++at the age of 78.

Marianne was born September 5th, 1942, in Heilbronn, Germany. She was the last of three children born to Fredrick and Gertrude Scharpf. It was a difficult time during World War II and the depression immediately following shaped Marianne for the rest of her life.

Marianne finished her schooling and began working as a bookkeeper for the Knorr Company. She met Leroy in 1960 while he was temporarily stationed at the Wharton Barracks in Heilbronn. This was the beginni...

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