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Marion Hellen Reiss, 70


Marion Hellen Reiss, 70, of West Tawakoni, TX passed away on October 15, 2019 while traveling in Great Britain with her husband Dan in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Marion was born in International Falls, MN on March 26, 1949 to Robert (Bob) and Thelma Wynne. They moved to Baudette in 1958 where her father opened his law practice on Main Avenue.  Marion graduated from Baudette High School in 1967. She met her husband, Dan Reiss who was stationed at the 692nd Radar Squadron in Baudette, and they married August 2, 1969 at the Congregational Church in Baudette. Dan and Marion moved their family to Texas in 1979.  In 1990 Marion graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BS in Accounting.  She earned her CPA Certificate and worked in Insurance, Banking, and Finance retiring from Citi Commercial Business Group in 2007.

Marion enjoyed crafting, especially knitting and sewing, as well as reading novels and spending time at the library.

Marion is survived by her husband, Dan , and their 2 sons, Ed Reiss of Denton, TX and Charles (Marla) Reiss of Midlothian, TX, and grandchildren Michaela Reiss, Grace Reiss, and John Reiss, all of Midlothian, TX.  She was preceded in death by her parents.


  1. Harriett Gumlet on November 15, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I miss you so much! I was waiting for you to come into the library and tell us all about your European vacation. It was such a sad and shocking time when Dan came with your library card! Here I am still not quite sure you have moved on, with your life completed. Remember, I Just became your big sister this year! RIP, until we meet again.
    Sincere condolences to Dan, and all your family.

  2. Harriett Gumler on November 15, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    I mistyped my name in my first submission for Marion.
    My name is Harriett Gumler,
    Assistant Librarian
    Tawakoni Area Public Library
    340 W. Highway 276
    W. Tawakoni, Texas 75474

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