Marilyn D. Osmundson, 81
Kiester Marilyn Donna Osmundson, age 81, of Kiester, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at home surrounded by loved ones. She fought a courageous battle with cancer over the last nine months. A memorial visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells. Interment will be private. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.brussheitner.com
Marilyn was born at home in Kiester to Chester and Beatrice Johnson on Nov. 6, 1937. She graduated from Kiester High School in 1955. In 1959 she married Paul Babcock and from that union, Michael, Lori, Kevin and David were born. They were later divorced. In 1972 she married Edward Osmundson and to them, Tim was born. She worked as a telephone operator, daycare provider and retired from Telex Communications after 17 years of service. She loved her winters in Arizona with family and friends. She enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, going to casinos, playing bingo, bird watching and most of all spending time with her beloved family.
Marilyn is survived by her children, Michael, of Bricelyn, Lori (Jeff) Rauk, of Forest City, Iowa, Kevin (Heide), of Jacksonville, North Carolina, David (Sheila), of Blue Earth, and Tim of Forest City, Iowa; stepsons, Kenny, Denny (Karen) and Dale (Kathy), all of Blue Earth, and their families; grandchildren, Mathew (Danialle) Rauk, Alexandra (Bo) Flick, Josiah Babcock, Kyle Babcock, Ben Babcock, Collin Koopman, Mikayla Koopman and Carter Osmundson, two great-grand- children, Kaylee and Casen; siblings, Jeanette (Robert) Parriot, of Kiester, Carroll (LeAnn) Johnson, of Aitkin, and Dale (Cathy) Johnson, of Pequot Lakes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed; parents, Chet and Betty and her sister, Zelda.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to UHD Hospice.