Marilyn Ann Muellner was born April 19, 1939, in Greenwald, the daughter of John and Rose Kulzer. She passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, at her granddaughter’s home in Ogema.

She grew up in the Greenwald area and attended high school in Melrose.  Marilyn moved to St. Paul and became a nanny for Tom Moore. She worked downtown St. Paul at Woolworth’s and later returned to Sauk Centre.

On July 25, 1959, she married the love of her life, John Muellner, at St. Andrew’s Church in Greenwald. They moved  to the Como neighborhood of St. Paul. Shortly after their first child was born they made their home in Blaine where they had four more children. Marilyn was widowed in 1970, and she raised her children and cared for the house while working as a waitress in Blaine. 

Marilyn enjoyed playing volleyball and having movie nights with her friends. In the children’s younger years she was active with 4-H, teaching them to bake and cook, and would take them camping every year. Marilyn liked to read, listen to music and attend concerts, most notably, Johnny Cash and Elvis. 

Marilyn  always remembered everyone’s birthday and everyone would get a birthday card! She saw the  good  in people and never said an unkind word to anyone. She liked to focus on the positive and was the perfect example of unconditional love. Marilyn was very involved in the lives of her grandchildren and loved spending time with them. There was always a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eyes. The way she answered her phone with a sing song HelloooOO? will be greatly missed.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Jim Muellner, Ann Muellner, Catherine Medved, Tracy (Dan) O’Connor and Michelle (Dale) Stock; grandchildren, John Muellner, Cassandra (Glen) Yoder, Andrew (Tara) Medved, Rachel (Roderick) Weise, Stephanie Medved, Matt Rogalski, Keith (Stacey) Rogalski, Zack (Heather) Asmussen,  Max O’Connor, Genavieve O’Connor, Tana Tymesen, Tony (Ashley) Stock and Ben Stock; great-grandchildren, Kiryn, Annie, Marilyn Joy,  Jaelynn, Paetynn, Krimson, Duluth, Sebastian, Alexander, Shelby, Mikey, Faith, Hunter and Ella Mae; siblings, Joanie (Ray) Kraemer, Rosie Dehler and Judy Kulzer; siblings-in-law, Betty, Joan, Mary and Ron; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rose; husband, John Muellner in 1970; siblings, Vi, Ray, Lorraine, Ebbie, Mel, Millard, Rolland, Janie, Judy and John; grandchildren, Jennifer and Lucy.       

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