Marilyn Marguerite Larsen, 87, of Redfield SD, entered the arms of God while holding the hands of her children on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Her memorial service is scheduled for Monday, February 25, 2019, at 2:00 PM, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Redfield. Reverend Brian Wasmoen will officiate. Private inurnment at Greenlawn Cemetery in Redfield will occur at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hyke Funeral Home of Redfield. (www.hykefuneralhome.com)
Marilyn Marguerite Shult was born December 22, 1931, in Doland, SD to Raymond and Alice (Irish) Shult. She grew up on the family farm southwest of Doland and graduated from Doland High School in 1949. She graduated from Presentation School of Nursing in Aberdeen in 1953 and began her career at Community Memorial Hospital in Redfield. Marilyn met Robert "Skinny" Larsen at a dance at the Redfield Pavilion and waltzed him to the preacher May 2, 1955. She worked many years at the Redfield Clinic and James Valley Nursing Home as Director of Nursing while raising the couple's five children. Marilyn took a respite from work to travel with Bob for his business. Following Bob's death on July 27, 1982, Marilyn worked at Golden Living Center as a Registered Nurse and later did consulting work for the corporation, traveling throughout the state, until her retirement.
Marilyn enjoyed time spent at Cottonwood Lake, gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, playing cards and basking among flowers. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and Chapter 19 Order of the Eastern Star.
Marilyn is survived by her five children: Roger (Beverly Day) Larsen of Hitchcock, SD, Peggy (Sam Tulio) Larsen of Mitchell, SD, David Larsen of Sioux Falls, SD, Richard (Amy Marquez) Larsen and Pamela (Ryan Anderson) Rose of Redfield, SD; ten grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also surviving her are sisters: Ardyce LaBrie of Spokane, WA, and Verlyn (Bud) Drayer of Watertown, SD; and sisters-in-law Lenora Shult of Redfield, SD and Edna Shult of Billings, MT, and their respective families.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Eldon and Larry Shult, and husband Robert.
For those who wish to honor Marilyn's memory, the family requests donations to a service organization close to your heart.