Marilyn A. Braathen, 84, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Starkweather and Hampden, ND, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Center, Devils Lake with loving family at her side.
Marilyn A. Braathen, 84, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Starkweather and Hampden, ND, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Center, Devils Lake with loving family at her side. Funeral Services for Marilyn will be held on Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with Reverend Reuben Schnaidt officiating. Burial will be in the Devils Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 28 at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake from 5 until 7 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. led by Reverend Robert Buechler. Visitation on Saturday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Marilyn Avis Oyos, the daughter of Alvin and Martha (Galasen) Oyos, was born Nov. 27, 1934, in Langdon, ND, and grew up on a farm near Hampden. She attended grade school in Billings and Storlie Townships and graduated from Hampden High School. Marilyn married Gordon Braathen on July 25, 1953, in Starkweather. They lived and farmed near Starkweather until 1988, when they moved to Devils Lake. They spent winters in Apache Junction, AZ. When they lived near Starkweather, Marilyn was a homemaker and an active community member. Marilyn was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards and games, and dancing. Marilyn spent almost 25 years custom harvesting with Gordon, Gordy and Kent. She managed the bills and payroll, made meals for the crew, did laundry, and pulled her camper trailer. She was known for making homemade buns and the best cheese burgers around. Marilyn is survived by; her husband, Gordon; daughters, Debra Nies of Mesa, AZ, and Michigan, ND, and Marcia (Walt) Torning of Lakeland, MN; sons, Gordy (Linda) Braathen and Kent (Sandy) Braathen all of Grand Forks, ND; 12 grandchildren, Christopher, Eric (Yvette) and Nicholas (Alyssa) O’Brien, Maria (Tyler) Baer, Nils (Jenny) Torning, Martha (Drew) Stewart, Tyler (Jenny), Robbie (Jessica), Levi, Jesse (Carly), and Jordan (Savannah) Braathen and Jace Braathen; 14 great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; three stepgreat-great-grandchildren; sister, Faye (Tom) Wermerskirchen, Park Rapids, MN; brothers, Marvin (Connie) Oyos of Fergus Falls, MN, and Keith (Barb) Oyos of Minneapolis, MN; sister-in-law, Clara Lee of Omaha, NE; and many nieces and nephews. Marilyn was preceded in death by; her parents; son-in-law, Steve Nies; sister, Yvonne Oyos. Memorials may be directed to the St. Olaf Radio Ministry in memory of Marilyn.