Marilyn Naomi Murra went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at the age of 89 years old at the Lake Mills Care Center surrounded by her loving family.
Marilyn was born on March 31, 1930, in Grafton, Iowa, the youngest daughter of Herman and Laura (Wahl) Schmidt. The highlight of her high school years was being high scorer on the girls Basketball team. She worked at her parents Hiway Grill in Manly, Iowa where she met her husband. John Murra Jr. They lived in Buffalo Center where she was employed by the Dairy Sweet and later the Buffalo Center Vet Clinic.
She enjoyed embroidering, knitting, sewing, playing cards, shopping and their fishing trips up North. In her retirement they enjoyed going to Texas for the winter. Family was everything to Marilyn, she enjoyed going to her children and grandchildren's school and sporting events. She will be missed more then she knows, but her family is grateful for the time spent together.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Terri (Gary) Johnson of Elmore, MN, Sheila (Doug) UIfers of Corvallis, OR, Leigh Murra of Forest City, IA, Harold (Martha) Murra of White House, TN, and Joy (Robby) Gelhaus of Lakota, IA; grandchildren, John Johnson, Jana Johnson, Kate Ulfers, Amanda (Jamie) Bailey , Jeramiah (Tiffany) Murra, Shane (Rebecca) Gelhaus, Samantha (Ben) Matson and Hunter Gelhaus; great-grandchildren, Payton Johnson, Frances Bailey, Everleigh Murra, and Drake and Kenley Gelhaus, and Baby Boy Matson and sister Rosalyn Allen of Marshalltown, IA and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband, John Jr., son, Leland, sisters, Luella Schmidt, Marcella Braun, and Luetta Walk.
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So very sorry to hear of your mother and grandmother passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Lynda and Tom Schmitz
I have so many fond memories of being over at your house many times and how nice your mom was! So glad that we went to see her this past year. Her loss has saddened many hearts..............Laura Juhl Harms
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom and grandma! Haven't seen her for a few years, but always enjoyed our visits together! Our love, thoughts and prayers are with each one of you! Hugs!
Paul and Cheryl
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom and grandma! Haven't seen her for a few years, but was always good visiting with her! Our love, thoughts and prayers are with each one of you!
Paul and Cheryl Beenken
To Marilyn's family, our heartfelt sympathy to you all on loss of your Mother and G'ma. Hugs and prayers
Dale & Elaine Price
Cherish all the memories! Prayers sent .
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our mothers hold a very dear place in our hearts. You have our sympathy. Hugs, Kathe and Ken
joy and family, thoughts and prayers coming your way, keep the memories close,
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