Marilyn McLaughlin

Marilyn McLaughlin (Habstritt)

Tuesday, August 10th, 1937 - Saturday, October 19th, 2019
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Born August 10, 1937, Marilyn was the third of four daughters born to Clayton and Martha (Scheltens) Habstritt. She grew up on a dairy farm in Raymond, MN. Education was an intricate part of Marilyn’s life. After graduating from Raymond High School, Marilyn went to St. Cloud State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Education in 1959. Marilyn began a long teaching career in the fall of 1959, spending 32 years in the Marshall school system, including 2 years teaching overseas. She also spent countless summer’s as a counselor at the girl scout camp.
In 1970, Marilyn married Ron McLaughlin and spent 40 years together before his passing. While Marilyn had no children of her own, she was fond of all the students who came through her classroom at West Side Elementary. Marilyn was devoted to her family, friends and enjoyed being part of the Marshall and SMSU community. She also loved her routine of having breakfast daily at Mike’s Café with her sister.
Marilyn died on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.
She is survived by her sister Barbara Habstritt, nephew Tom (Jean) Scheef, nieces Laurie Leonhardt, Patti (Mike) Jungk, Carrie Wahl. Great nieces Julie (Brandon) Williams, Sara (Clinton) Houle, Nicole (Tyler) Pangerl, Amy (Kenny) Feld, April (Zach) Vickers, Angela (Neil) Wimer. Great nephews Tommy Scheef, Tony and Thomas Jungk. Great-great nephews and nieces Luke and Molly Williams and Brenna and Blake Houle, and a host of loving McLaughlin relatives, cousins, family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ron McLaughlin, sisters Eileen Jones and Shirley Scheef, brother-in-law Wilfred Scheef, and nephew David Scheef.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the SMSU foundation under the Habstritt Scholarship are preferred.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    503 W. Lyon St.
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    503 W. Lyon St.
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    Rev. Fr. Mark Steffl
  • Interment

    Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    Hwy59 and Hwy 23
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Sending our love, Abbey Holdenried and family and Sarah Kuhnert and Family.
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Diane Buesing

Posted at 01:07pm
Marilyn was an amazing person. I loved her light heart. She will be missed. Prayers to Marilyn's Family. Diane Buesing

Julie Stafne

Posted at 09:56am
She was one of my favorite teachers!

Debrs Ahmann Posted at 06:12pm

I had her for 3 and teacher I loved her very nice lady

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