Marilyn Ann Kammerer, 91, formerly of Ellendale, died Friday, August 18, 2017 at St. Mark’s Living in Austin.
She was born August 5, 1926 in Racine, Wisconsin the daughter of Merrill and Martha (Wayne) Jensen. Marilyn moved with her family from Racine to Clarks Grove and later Geneva. She graduated from Ellendale High School and attended Mankato State University for one year. She worked in the office at Wilson & Co. in Albert Lea. Marilyn married Eugene Kammerer January 12, 1946 in Geneva. The couple farmed together for many years. They raised various animals on the farm and maintained an apple orchard and grapevines. Marilyn enjoyed making grape jelly and apple jelly, dancing, playing bingo and playing games with her family.
Marilyn and Eugene loved polka fests and dancing at various dance halls on the weekends. They wintered in Las Vegas for several years in their retirement.
She is survived by daughters, Linda (and Richard) Weckwerth of Geneva, Martha (and Mike) Jensen of Wichita; son, Craig (and Janet) Kammerer of Pine River; grandchildren, Shannon (and Scott) Pacholl, Kim (and Jamie) Farr, Michelle (and Tommy) Hansen, Jill (and Jimmie) Claphan, Amy (and Tim) Jones, Shawn (and Lindsey) Larson; great grandchildren, Desirae (and David) Meyer, Jared (and Sara) Lange, Ethan (and Kayla) Lange, Shayla Pacholl, Mason Pacholl, Makensie Farr, Mallory Farr, Philip (and Cara) Jensen, Krysta (and Justin) Lane, Dakota Jensen, Tim Jones, Katie Jones, Holden Larson; great great grandchildren, Levi, Reese, Maggie, Baylen, Sydney, Maliha, Makenna, Jaylen, Amayah, Everett, Sophia and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Kammerer, one brother and one sister.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Community Lutheran Church, Geneva with Pastor Kristen Venne officiating. Interment will be in the St. Ansgar Cemetery, rural Ellendale.