Marilyn Kammerer, 1926-2017

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Marilyn Ann Kammerer, 91, formerly of Ellendale, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at St. Mark’s Living in Austin.

She was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Racine, Wisconsin, the daughter of Merrill and Martha (Wayne) Jensen. Marilyn moved with her family from Racine to Clarks Grove and later Geneva. She graduated from Ellendale High School and attended Mankato State University for one year. She worked in the office at Wilson & Co. in Albert Lea.

Marilyn Kammerer

Marilyn married Eugene Kammerer on Jan. 12, 1946, in Geneva. The couple farmed together for many years. They raised various animals on the farm and maintained an apple orchard and grape vines. Marilyn enjoyed making grape jelly and apple jelly, dancing, playing bingo and playing games with her family. Marilyn and Eugene loved polka fests and dancing at various dance halls on the weekends. They wintered in Las Vegas for several years in their retirement.

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She is survived by daughters Linda (and Richard) Weckwerth of Geneva and Martha (and Mike) Jensen of Wichita; son, Craig (and Janet) Kammerer of Pine River; grandchildren Shannon (and Scott) Pacholl, Kim (and Jamie) Farr, Michelle (and Tommy) Hansen, Jill (and Jimmie) Claphan, Amy (and Tim) Jones and Shawn (and Lindsey) Larson; great-grandchildren Desirae (and David) Meyer, Jared (and Sara) Lange, Ethan (and Kayla) Lange, Shayla Pacholl, Mason Pacholl, Makensie Farr, Mallory Farr, Philip (and Cara) Jensen, Krysta (and Justin) Lane, Dakota Jensen, Tim Jones, Katie Jones and Holden Larson; great-great-grandchildren Levi, Reese, Maggie, Baylen, Sydney, Maliha, Makenna, Jaylen, Amayah, Everett and Sophia; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Kammerer, one brother and one sister.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Community Lutheran Church in Geneva. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at Community Lutheran Church. The Rev. Kristen Venne will officiate. Interment will be in St. Ansgar Cemetery in rural Ellendale.