Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:21 pm

MARIANNA GUESS, two month-old daughter of Jess Wirkler and Kyle Guess, of Decorah, died suddenly Friday, July 22, 2016, in Decorah. Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 28, at the Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, 604 South Avenue, Decorah, with Rev. Daniel Knipper presiding. Burial is in St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery, Decorah. Visitation is after 9 a.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah. Marianna Sarina Guess was born May 15, 2016, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, the daughter of Jess Wirkler and Kyle Guess. Marianna is survived by her parents, Jess Wirkler, Rockwell City and Kyle Guess, Decorah; grandparents: Tammy (Jamie) Mincks, Decorah; Jeremiah (Stacy) Shanks, Ridgeway; and Buddy (Dialyn) Slaughter, Rhinelander, Wis.; great-grandparents: Denise Shanks, Decorah; Rosetta Guess, Decorah; Sherry and Gary Henry, Cresco; and Ronald A. Witt, Sr., Clarksville; great-great grandparents: Dennis and Darlene Frana, Decorah and Gladys Mincks, Decorah; aunts and uncles, Kaylin Miller, Dalton Guess, Casandra Witt, Merry Witt, Stacy Witt, Tristan Shanks, Laura Wirkler, Crystal Wirkler and Dylon Roed; along with many great-aunts, -uncles and great-great-aunts and –uncles; one cousin, Jaylee Mincks. Marianna was preceded in death by her grandparents: Ronald Witt, Jr., Duane Shanks, and Allyn J. Mincks;  great-grandparents; Kaye Witt and Henry Guess; great uncle, Michael Witt.

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