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Shirley A. Marks

July 7, 1935 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 84)


Shirley A. Marks, 84, of Spring Valley, MN, died on Friday, January 24, 2020, at Spring Valley Living.

Funeral services for Shirley will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Wykoff United Methodist Church with Pastor David Stoeger officiating. Burial will take place at the Wykoff Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Shirley Ann Carlsen was born July 7, 1935, in Tyler, MN, daughter of Peter and Lily (Schmidt) Carlsen.  On March 17, 1955, she married Cletus Marks.  Shirley had a passion for quilting.  She spent many hours creating and then sharing her quilts with family.  She enjoyed collecting linens, dishes, and dolls.  Shirley had a green thumb with a knack for growing roses.  Shirley had a favorite pair of Converse All Stars shoes that carried her through the next chapter of her life after Cletus died.  She was an active member of Wykoff United Methodist Church; often volunteering for different church events.

She is survived by her children Diane (Ernie) Manwarren of Emmetsburg, IA, Doug (Darlene) Marks of Wasilla, AK, Dawn (Fred) Lacher of Fort Mill, SC, Denise Marks of Bloomington, MN, David (Colleen) Marks of Ostrander, MN, and Dale (Michelle) Marks of Clay Center, KS; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; a brother and 3 sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and husband Cletus in 2000.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Shirley Marks Family.

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January 28, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wykoff United Methodist Church

Funeral Service
January 28, 2020

11:00 AM
Wykoff United Methodist Church

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