Marlys Anne Riessen

Feb 13, 1936 - Jan 19, 2022


Marlys Anne Riessen was born February 13, 1936 to the late Karl and Ruth (Paulson) Mummert in Aurelia, Iowa where she was raised on the family farm. She was involved in 4-H, played the piano, and took care of people in her community when they were sick with scarlet fever, cancer or wherever she w...


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Morgan Cemetery

Latitude: 42.1394, Longitude: -95.4403
Schleswig, IA 51461

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Marlys Anne Riessen

February 13, 1936 - January 19, 2022


V Virgie Henningsen January 21, 2022

Deepest sympathy to her family.

K Karla McCleerey January 21, 2022

Marlys was a very special sister to me. We enjoyed lots of special times together. May you rest in peace. Love you Karla

J Jan Eggers January 20, 2022

Marlys was a very special lady to me. Had done her hair for years, also was the nurse when my son was born. Nursing was definitely her field. My sympathy and prayers goes out to her family.

  Val Reimers January 20, 2022

Neighbors for many, many years! Our prayers to the family! Roger and Val Reimers

B Butch Miller January 20, 2022

Marlys was head of OB in 1978 when our son, Elliott, was born. That particular day all the labor rooms were occupied and there was a lineup to get into delivery. She assigned me to a fresh-out-of-nurses-training gal. "Keep an eye on her," Marlys told the newbie, "third-timers can go anytime." After the nurse did an exam she walked up to Marlys and shrugged. "I don't see anything." I'll never forget Marlys snapping on a fresh glove and saying, "Honey, sometimes completely ready to go looks like nothing. Let's have a look!" Trust me, I felt that all the way up to my tonsils. She then marched over to a red wall phone and punched in a short number: "Dr. Tan Creti, this is Marlys, I've got Renee Miller in here and she's ready to go. No, you don't have time to go to the Dairy Queen!"

One of a kind she was. Our sympathy and prayers to Lisa, Gary and Sam.

Renee and Butch Miller

C Cecelia Thelen January 20, 2022

Blessings to Marlys’s family. So many beautiful memories. A friend her and Arlo were guest at our wedding. Worked at CCMH with her. She was one of my nurses for Our last 4 children. Beautiful Beautiful mother, nurse and friend!!!!!

A Allan/Karen Wiebers January 20, 2022

Arlo, Lisa and Mike, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. Marlys was a kind, caring and just a wonderful lady all around.

L Lanette Malone January 19, 2022

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