WOLSEY — Marlys Anne Diegel, 75, of Wolsey, died Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home in Huron.
Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the First Presbyterian Church in Wolsey, with burial at 1:15 p.m. at the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, Huron.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., and a prayer service to begin at 7:30 p.m.; or visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Visit www.welterfuneralhome.com.
Marlys Anne Parkhurst was born to Lyman and Martha (Sexton) Parkhurst on July 21, 1937, in Huron. Marlys attended school in Iroquois and graduated from Huron College with a bachelor’s degree in education.
Marlys married Ervin Diegel on Aug. 8, 1959, in Iroquois. Marlys taught at schools in Orient, Milbank, Bonilla, Hitchcock and Oldham. In 1967, the couple moved to Wolsey, where Marlys taught for 32 years. She retired in 1999 but continued substituting for the Wolsey area schools.
Marlys was a member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Wolsey and served as clerk of session for 20 years. She was also a member of the Wolsey Senior Center and site council, the Huron Retired Teachers, Wolsey Lions and Onward Wolsey. Marlys served as an officer of the Strikette Bowling League and captain of her team for many years. Marlys also coached grade school basketball, track and field, the girls’ softball team and the boys’ baseball teams for many years. After Marlys’ retirement, she was elected to the School Board, serving for four years.
Marlys enjoyed reading, camping and going to coffee with the ladies. She was also a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Twins and the Vikings. Marlys enjoyed her grandchildren immensely and loved to spend time with them.
She is survived by her son, Rick (Paula) Diegel of Edgeley, N.D.; three grandchildren, Brittany, Beau, and Trey Diegel all of Edgeley, N.D.; three brothers, Derald Parkhurst (Vicki) and Roger (Lynn) Parkhurst, both of New Jersey, and Dale Parkhurst (Anthony) of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Marian (Don) Rydbom of Alexandria, and Diane (LeRoy) Jager of Alpena; and several nieces and nephews.
Marlys was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ervin in 2010; and brother, Dennis Parkhurst.
Paid obituaryFor the complete article see the 01-30-2013 issue.
Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 01-30-2013 paper.