Marilyn Louise Rike was born on August 25, 1937 in rural Woden, daughter of William and Emma (Falk) Rike. She attended Woden Public School, graduating in 1955.
Marilyn spent the first 40 years on the family farm until her father passed away. On the farm she enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. She moved into Titonka in 1979, working at the Titonka Care Center for 24 years.
On occasion she took trips to Wisconsin, and bus trips, especially taking pleasure in the Mississippi River. Keeping up on NASCAR was a favorite pastime until Tony Steward Retired. Marilyn was a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church where she enjoyed helping with the ladies' circle.
Marilyn died on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center, Mason City. She was 82.
She is survived by her sister Clara Eisenmann of Forest City, Edward (Betty) Rike of Harrison, ID; and many extended family.
Preceding her in death are her parents; sister, Elvira Rike; brother-in-law, Dean Eisenmann; niece, Lori Twait; and great-great-niece, Natasha Bryan.
The family wishes to express appreciation to all those who cared for Marilyn, especially in her last days.
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So sorry to hear about Marilyn. Always enjoyed working with her at the Care Center.
Marilyn, you will be greatly missed!! You definitely were a special lady. Sorry I never got to say goodbye!! Rest in peace my friend!!
So sorry for your loss! Marilyn was so sweet I will sure miss our talks while I did her hair! Marilyn always had something sweet to say about her family! Prayers to all of you!
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