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Marilyn Walsh, 71

Marilyn Walsh, 71, of Greenbush, Minn., died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D.
Marilyn Walsh was born Marilyn Katherine Mischel to parents Joseph and Mary (Schuld) Mischel on July 5, 1944, at Richardton, N. D.  She was baptized into the Catholic faith. She moved with her family as a young girl to Glendive, Montana, where she attended school and graduated from Dawson County High School in 1962.  She married Philip Thomas Walsh on May 4, 1963, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glendive.  They lived several places before settling in Kalispell, Mont., in 1967.  By this time they had three children.  Marilyn was a full-time housewife and mother.  She volunteered her time as a kitchen assistant at St. Mathew’s Catholic School. 
In 1978 they moved to Greenbush, Minn., where they farmed east of town.  Marilyn worked for 10 years at Marvin Windows in Warroad.  She was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Greenbush and was currently serving on the pastoral council.  Marilyn was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the V.F.W. Auxiliary. 
She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, baking and houseplants. She took great pride in her kids and family.  She especially enjoyed keeping up with family news and accomplishments.  She was a devoted wife and mother. 
She is survived by her 3 children—Michael Walsh of Greenbush, Katherine (Todd) Fillmore of Middle River, Minn., and Jerome (Michelle) Walsh of Roseau, Minn.
4 grandchildren—Elizabeth and Margaret Zavoral, Sarah and Luke Fillmore.
4 step-grandchildren—Bobbie Jo Kuznia (fiancé Keith Woodruff), Misty (Tom) Larsen, Jared (Erin) Anderson and Stephanie (Chris) Nelson.
10 great-grandchildren—Jazmin Christopherson, Morgan Kuznia, Madison and Mason Woodruff, Olivia and Jaden Anderson, Ty and Kohen Larsen, and Caelum and Tate Nelson.
3 brothers—James (Marilyn) Mischel, Henry (Darla) Mischel and Robert (Linda) Mischel, all of Glendive, Mont.
2 brothers-in-law—Leo Walsh of Baudette, Minn., and John (Delores) Walsh of West Fargo, N.D.
She was preceded in death by her husband Philip on November 14, 2008, her parents, a brother who died at birth, sister-in-law—Helen and husband Ted Vacura, and brother-in-law—William Walsh.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, March 7, in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Greenbush with Father Luis Buitron officiating. Music was provided by Jeanne Novacek and Nikki Wojchowski.  The reader was Frank Dostal and the Eucharistic Ministers were Elinor Koshenina and Corinne Dostal.  Altar Servers were Jack Peppel, Ely and Ethan Novacek. Gift Bearers were Beth and Maggie Zavoral, Sarah and Luke Fillmore. Pallbearers were Brent and Charles Walsh, James Berger, Mark Shimpa, Larry Borgen, and Richard Niemela.  The Honorary Group was made up of members of the American Legion Auxiliary and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
A prayer service was held on Sunday evening in church with Father Luis Buitron officiating.  Music was by Jeanne Novacek and Nikki Wojchowski.  The reader was Joy Sand.  The Rosary was led by Charles Walsh.
      Interment was in Blessed Sacrament Cemetery with Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush, in charge of arrangements.
Gieseke Funeral Chapel

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