Marilyn King, of Mora, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at her home. She was 81 years old.
PUBLIC MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 2, 2021 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
MEMORIALS are preferred to Alzheimer’s Research.
Marilyn Ann King died peacefully on the morning of June 27, 2021 in her home surrounded by her adoring husband and her children, after an extended illness. She was 81 years old.
Marilyn was born on April 27, 1940 to Charles and Martha Bee in Detroit, Michigan. Marilyn graduated from Bloomington High School in 1958. She later attended college and began dating William “Bill” King. Marilyn and Bill married on June 24, 1961 and they were blessed with three children David, Sara Jayne, and Adam. A lady of strong character and work ethic, she challenged her children to do the same.
Marilyn lived in many communities throughout her life, but considered Mora her home since 1985. Over the years, Marilyn worked a number of different jobs including Sears, as a school teacher, and owner of a real estate firm. She started Coldwell Banker Country Living Realty and nurtured it into a successful business and a strong contributor to the Mora Community. Marilyn was an active member of Saint Mary’s Parish and its Martha’s Mission Circle. She also contributed as a Kanabec History Center board president, and spent many Vasaloppet mornings passing out blueberry soup. For several years, Marilyn also served on the Saint Clare’s re-naming committee. Marilyn insisted on integrity, work ethic, and community service. We are all better for her presence.
Marilyn was a voracious reader always enjoying a good mystery novel. She also spent her active years as a woolen spinner, demonstrating her techniques at the History Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Marilyn is survived by her loving and devoted husband William “Bill”; children David “Dave” (Blanche), Sara Jayne Treiber, and Adam (LeeAnn); grandchildren Isaiah, Gabriel, Grace Ann, William “Liam”, Abigail (Lorrin), Bethany and Elijah; great grandchild Tobias; brother Charles “Chuck” Bee jr.; niece Martha and nephew Bob as well as their families; special friends, Rita Clasemann and Sharon Prahl; as well as many other relatives and friends.