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Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

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Marlyn Strelow, of Mora, formerly of Braham, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples, MN.  He was 86 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mora.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

INURNMENT will be held at a later date at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery near Rush Lake.

Marlyn Willis Strelow, of Mora, formerly of Braham, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples, MN. He was 86 years old.

Marlyn was born on January 4, 1931 to William F. and Elsie M. (Swanson) Strelow on the family farm near Braham. He grew up in the Braham area attending country school. On April 10, 1952 Marlyn enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served during the Korean War in Cherry Point, North Carolina as a Jet mechanic with the Air Wing division. After his honorable discharge in April of 1954, Marlyn returned to Braham where he farmed with his parents.

On January 8, 1955, Marlyn was united in marriage to Lois Kahle at the Grace Lutheran Church in Mora. The couple made their home east of Braham and eventually purchased a farm east of Braham in 1957. Marlyn farmed crops, milked dairy cows, and bred cattle. In February of 1972, the family moved to a farm southeast of Mora where Marlyn continued to farm. Marlyn also drove semi for Fingerhut in Mora for over 27 years. In the fall of 1981, Marlyn and Lois built a new home near the farm that they enjoyed together until later moving to the Pine Crest apartments in Mora in 2011. Due to declining health, Marlyn spent his final months at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples.

Marlyn loved to mow the grass and would always have a perfectly manicured lawn. He also enjoyed gardening. Marlyn was a lifelong Lutheran Missouri Synod member, at St. Stephen’s in Braham and Zion in Mora. Marlyn will always be remembered for having a cigar (never smoked) clenched between his teeth where ever he went. He will be dearly missed.

Marlyn is preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Misty Strelow, and great grandson Charles Boudreau.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lois; children, Steven (Jean), Marie (Kevin) Nelson, Randy (Linda), Jillayne (Roger) Newton, Bradley (Julie), Dale, David (Cheryl), and Melissa (Thomas) Larabee; 23 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; brother Willie (Judi) Strelow; sister Donna Mae Carlson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


7 thoughts on “MARLYN W. STRELOW”

  1. Our deepest sympathy to all of your family, marLyn was always a very special friend to the Glidden family. .hugs to all and prayers for comfort 💝

  2. Please accept my sincere condolences. After my daughter died I found comfort in the Bible, in particular Revelation 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This beautiful promise tells of a future time when we will be reunited with those we have lost. May thoughts and scriptures like this be of comfort to you during this most difficult time.

  3. My deepest sympathy. So sorry to hear. I’m unable to attend funeral. Would liked to have visited with my old neighbors.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to all Marlyn’s family, we will keep you all in our prayers at this sad time.
    Hilderd & Kay (Hancock) Pierson

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. Marlyn will remain in our memories for a long time to come. I will be unable day to attend the funeral due to a special family event, but you will all remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Sorry to hear of Marlyns passing but he leaves behind a lasting legacy through his family. Blessings as you celebrate his life and mourn his passing.

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