Marilyn L. Pack, age 87 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the Adams Health Care Center in Adams, Minnesota. Marilyn Lucille McClary was born June 14, 1932 in rural Spring Valley, Minnesota, the daughter of Chester and Eva (Bonner) McClary. She graduated from Austin High School in 1951. Marilyn married Everett Pack in Austin, Minnesota on August 31, 1951 and to this union three children were born. Marilyn loved her role as homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother “grams”. She was a member of Cornerstone Church where she was active in church work, life groups and prayer groups, and helped with serving at funerals. Marilyn was a prayer warrior for her family and many friends. Her faith in God was ever present and her life was a shining example of her love for Jesus. It was mentioned often how kind and selfless she was, always putting others first. Marilyn enjoyed walking, flower gardening, politics, card clubs, bowling, watching and attending baseball games, and she had a slight crush on actor Don Johnson. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her children, Debra (Jeff) Torvick of Floodwood, MN, Kathy (Jim) Keller of Austin, MN, Jodi (Bill) Wangen of Austin, MN; four grandchildren, Dustin (Kristen Berns-Wolfs and her daughters Kara, and Nikki) Kaercher, Zach (Shelly Rollie and her son Kaeden) Wangen, Becky (Paul Beattie) Wangen, Brooke (Justin) Skywolfe-Brown; three great grandchildren, Kali (Curtis Sorenson) Kaercher, Caitlin Kaercher, Lauren Kaercher; two great-great grandchildren, Sophie Kaercher and Callen Sorenson; siblings, Marlene Huddy of Santa Barbara, CA, Wayne (Adrianna) McClary of Las Vegas, NV, Charlene (David) Heinz of Santa Barbara, CA, Sharon (Wes) Inman of Sun City West, AZ; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Eva McClary; husband, Everett Pack; two grandchildren, Tyler Winters and Chad Nelson.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Cornerstone Church in Austin. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 3, at Cornerstone Church and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin at a later date. Memorials can be directed to Cornerstone Church. Services are prearranged and performed with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.
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