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Marilyn Schutz 1944-2013

Nov 5, 2013

Funeral services for Marilyn Schutz, 69, of Emmetsburg will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery, Ayrshire.

Marilyn was born Aug. 3, 1944 in Ayrshire, the daughter of Lee and Gladys (Cox) Henely.She was a 1962 graduate of Ayrshire High School, and she received a degree from Iowa Lakes Community College.

Marilyn managed the Spring Hills Golf Course in Mallard for many years before working at Iowa Lakes Community College. Later, she moved to Branson, MO, where she worked in the x-ray department at the hospital before returning to Iowa. More recently, Marilyn had been working at the front desk of Palo Alto County Hospital until the time of her first fight with cancer.

Marilyn enjoyed spending her time doing crafts of all kinds. She loved to crochet, quilt, paint, play checkers and put puzzles together. She loved to teach and share these passions with her grandchildren. She enjoyed a bargain and loved to browse at the area garage sales for a great deal. More than anything, Marilyn treasured the time she spent with her family.

On Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, Marilyn passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City after a recent reoccurrence of cancer.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons: Bill Schutz (Melissa) of Garner and Jason Schutz (Brenda) of Oskaloosa; five grandchildren: Aleysha, Breanna and Matthew Schutz and Emily and Jacob Schutz; six sisters: Devona Trimble of Ruthven, Carol Wigen (Leo) of Spencer, Jean Egeland (Gail) of Wallingford, Linda Larson (Rick) of Branson, MO, Virginia Origer (Harry) of Mallard and Debbie Theesfeld of Ayrshire; seven brothers: Ray Henely (Judy) of Grinnell, Paul Henely of Waco, TX, Bernard Henely (Sharon) of Estero, FL, Joe Henely of Rodman, John Henely (Cheri) of Spencer, Dave Henely (Kathy) of Chariton and Perry Henely (Jane) of Lake City; sister-in-law, Janet Henely of Sioux Rapids; an aunt, Phyllis Ashenbrenner of Laurens; as well as several dozen nephews and nieces.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Kenneth, Don and Dale Henely and a sister, Diane Wickman; two sisters-in-law: Jan Henely and Nina Henely; and three brothers-in-law: Jim Trimble, Ronald Wickman and Steve Theesfeld.

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