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Marlys L. (Olson) Ellingson

May 9, 1943 ~ July 24, 2021 (age 78)


Marlys Loretta Ellingson, 78, of Cambridge, Minnesota passed peacefully into her Savior’s arms with her family by her side Saturday, July 24, 2021 from cancer. 

She was born on Mother’s Day, May 9, 1943 in Cambridge to Edwin and Sophie Olson. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1961 and resided there her entire life. She married Richard Ellingson January 20, 1962 and together they had two children. 

She worked different jobs, but her favorite was at Control Data. Her hobbies included: fishing, camping, bowling, traveling, spending time with family, and playing games. She was a wonderful caregiver to all of her family and spent countless hours tending to the needs of others. Her family was important to her and she had a special relationship with each and every one of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed having her family over for the holidays and special events. 

One of her favorite ways to spend time over the past years was with her best friend Marlys Arntsen. They enjoyed shopping, going out to eat, playing Yahtzee, having coffee or tea, and meeting up with her bowling friends. Her best bowling score was 6/9/17 and was a 232.

She was preceded in death by her parents Edwin and Sophie, husband Richard and siblings Margaret, Marlo, Maynard (Buddy), Maurice.  Marlys is survived by her children Rory (Kelli) Ellingson, Brenda (Ken) Warfield, her four grandchildren, Brienne Anderson, Michael (Jessie) Anderson, Kiley (Tommy) Ellingson, and Cale Ellingson, and four great-grandchildren, Trinity (Elijah), Noah, Kate, and Odin, three brothers Marvin Olson, Marshall (Sharon) Olson and Michael Olson, all of Cambridge, as well as many other relatives and friends..

Memorial Service will be held at 11AM, Friday August 13 , 2021 at SpringVale Baptist Church, Stanchfield, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  A small lunch will follow the service, and a private burial will take place at a later date.  




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August 13, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
SpringVale Baptist Church (Stanchfield)

Memorial Service
August 13, 2021

11:00 AM
SpringVale Baptist Church (Stanchfield)

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