Marianne Keswani
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Marianne Keswani


Mahtomedi—An endless warmth and a twinkle in her eyes expressed the essence of a beautiful soul who was born December 3, 1931 in St. Peter, MN to Amy and Andy Colberg. Marianne graduated from St. Peter High School at 16 and from Gustavus Adolphus College with a BS in Chemistry & Biology and minors in Mathematics & Philosophy. Marianne began a career in biochemistry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 1953. At Mayo she met Dr. N. H. Keswani, with whom she would share 54 married years. They were the first to be wed under the new "Inter Community Marriage Act" of 1955 in India. Marianne and Nand made their home for 22 yrs at AIIMS, New Delhi. In 1973, the family moved to St. Peter where she worked at GAC for 25 years, the last 15 as Foreign Student Advisor. Marianne will be missed greatly by her brother, Rev. Charles Colberg (Dodee), her children Rajan (Eileen), Ashwini (Sue), Amyanne Cope (Stanton), Sushil (Photine Liakos), grandchildren: Max, Charlie, Ben, Kemmer, Stanton, Elina, Magnus, and great grandchild, Khan as well as numerous beloved nieces, nephews, students, and friends around the globe. The Keswani family extends deep gratitude to Healtheast Hospice and St. Andrews Village for the care provided. Marianne passed peacefully on October 7, 2019. Visitation and funeral details will be announced soon on Bradshaw Funeral's Website. In lieu of flowers, kindly designate donations to "Keswani Family Fund" of the American Academy of Pediatrics at or the Andrew Nelson International Student Scholarship at Gustavus Adolphus College.

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Published in the St. Peter Herald
on October 8, 2019
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