Marilyn J. Gordon, age 91, a lifelong resident of the Annandale and South Haven areas, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the Annandale Care Center.
Due to the limitations on gatherings, Memorial Services for Marilyn will be held at a later date.
Marilyn Janet Gordon was born on September 9, 1928 at her home in rural Annandale to Earl and Elfreida (Pisak) Gordon. Marilyn attended school in Annandale, graduating with the class of 1946. Marilyn furthered her education at St. Cloud State University where she obtained a degree in English and a minor in Speech. Marilyn was employed with the Kimball Area Public Schools as the school librarian for 34 years, before retiring in 1983. She continued to be active in several organizations, particularly Minnesota Pioneer Park, where she was a lifetime member and held a variety of positions. Over the years, Marilyn had special interests including the love and care of animals, history, the environment, flowers, and of course, books. She also collected animal figurines, and while she loved all animals, cats and dogs were her favorites.
Marilyn is survived be her nieces, Judy Bryan of St. Louis Park, and Faith (Terry) Christensen of Hutchinson; nephews, Hanford Gordon of Maple Lake and Dennis Gordon of Burbank, California; niece-in-law, Betty Gordon of Maple Lake; great-nieces, great-nephews, and their families; and her dog, Thorby, and cats, Missy Mama, Georgie, and Jeffrey. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Elfreida; brothers Ralph and Robert; sister, Erma Christopher; and nephew, Larry Gordon.
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