Christopher Dean Marrs, age 49, of River Falls, WI, formerly of Rochester, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, June 5, 2017. He was born February 11, 1968 in Rochester, the son of Patricia Ann McQuarrie Emerson and Larry Dean Marrs.
He attended schools in East Grand Forks, MN, Fairbanks, AK and Rochester. After graduating he completed the Licensed Practical Nurse program at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester and later earned his Certified Surgeon’s Assistant (CSA) license. After working at Mayo Clinic for several years, he moved to California to pursue his life’s mission of traveling to Africa to offer his medical training and experience to helping others in need. Most recently he lived in River Falls, WI.
Chris is survived by his mother, Patricia Ann (Grant) Emerson, Wabasha, MN, his father, Larry Dean (Vicky) Marrs, North Pole, AK, and aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ray and Marie McQuarrie, his paternal grandparents, E. D. and Thelma Marrs and his aunt, Julie McQuarrie Rikhus.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 2pm at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester. Memorials are preferred to a charity of the donor’s choice. The Abbott Funeral Home of Wabasha is in charge of arrangements. www.abbottfh.com
June 9, 2017
41 7th Ave. NE
Rochester, MN 55906