AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
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.