November 9, 2022 at 4:26 p.m.

Marilyn F. Klaphake

Marilyn F. Klaphake
Marilyn F. Klaphake


Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville for Marilyn F. Klaphake, age 78, of Sauk Centre. Marilyn passed away Nov. 3 at the Sauk Centre Care Center.  Rev. Glenn Krystosek officiated.  Burial took place in St. Louis Parish Cemetery in Paynesville.  Visitation was held one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church.

Marilyn was born Jan. 3, 1944, in Melrose, to Bernard Klaphake and Mary Magdalen Bertram.  She lived on a farm as a child and grew to love animals, especially dogs. She attended country school and graduated from Melrose High School in 1963.  She worked as a waitress, did child care for others and, for a time, worked at the St. Cloud Hospital.

In the past, Marilyn enjoyed embroidery and drawing projects. She liked old time country music and hymns and is remembered for a beautiful singing voice.  She enjoyed trivia, playing BINGO and Hallmark movies.  Her favorite holiday was Christmas and she enjoyed decorating, singing carols and Christmas Mass.

Marilyn is survived by her brothers, Eldred (Phyllis) Klaphake, of Lake Henry, and Roman (Nona) Klaphake, of Spring Hill, as well as many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a son, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, sister Joann and brother Melvin.

A special thank you to the Sauk Centre Care Center and Fr. Glenn Krystosek.



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