Marianne was born May 10, 1927, in Sioux City, the daughter of Alvin and Clara (Vogt) Ellison. She grew up in the Hinton area and graduated from Hinton High School.
She married Robert L. Litterick May 1, 1946, in Sioux City. She and her husband farmed in the Hinton area and Marianne worked for the Hinton Community School District for 30 years.
Her husband, Robert, died June 6, 2001 in Sioux City.
Marianne moved into town about five years ago.
Marianne was a lifelong member of Hinton United Methodist Church and was active in the Lunch Bunch, the Missions and she helped with making peanut brittle. Marianne was also a member of the Abu Bekr Shrine Auxiliary.
Survivors include her son, Keith Litterick and his wife, Patricia, of Middleburg, Fla.; her daughter, Lynn Splittorff of Blue Springs, Mo.; four grandchildren: Jason Litterick and his wife, Tamara, Jodi Nesi and her husband, J.R., Jennifer Splittorff, and James Splittorff and his wife, Erin; seven great-grandchildren: Anna, Joel, Meg, Tanner, Tucker, Shea and Devin, a sister, Betty Corwin of Sioux Falls, S.D.; a sister-in-law, Shirley Ellison of Sioux City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert; a grandson, Jonathon Litterick, and a son-in-law, Paul Splittorff.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hinton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kolleen Queener officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be Wednesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, with the family present from 5-8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Steve Mossberg, Matt Mossberg, Doug Corwin, Todd Ellison, George Ellison, and Mike Antrim. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris and Brian Corwin.
Memorials may be made in her name to Hinton United Methodist Church or the Abu Bekr Shrine Transportation Fund.
Condolences may be sent online to www.meyerbroschapels.com.