Marilyn Loraine Cass 83 of Roseau, MN, passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, on August 1, 2020.
Marilyn was born June 30, 1937 to parents Harry and Gertrude (Loppnow) Carlson in Little Falls, MN. Marilyn moved to Roseau, MN, with her family when she was about 10 years old. Marilyn married Roger “Pete” Wiskow on July 17,1954 and they had 3 children. They were married 12 years and parted ways. She worked at the Children's Home in Roseau and the caregiving skills she learned there were useful as she cared for several family members over the years. Later Marilyn moved to Onalaska, WI, to be closer to her family. She met LaVern Cass and they were married November 16,1969 They made their home in La Crescent, MN. Vern and Marilyn loved to travel and would spend the winters in Tucson, AZ, at the Rincon Park. After Vern’s passing, she decided to move back to Roseau to be close to family.
Marilyn had several hobbies which included sewing, Brazilian embroidery, flower gardening, baking, playing the organ and entertaining family and friends. Nothing made her happier than spending time with her family and friends whether it be by phone, in person or letters. She also wrote her memoirs and her mother's memoirs which will be treasured.
Marilyn is survived by her son Roger Wiskow (Helene). Two grandchildren Darren Wiskow of Dilworth, Mn, Denise (Michael) Montgomery and their children Oliver, Kevin, David and Piper also from Dilworth, MN. Brother-in-law Delbert Lee (Connie)Cass of Owatonna, MN, Sister-in-law Lavina (Jim) Brady of Melrose, WI. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and many cousins.
In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband LaVern, daughters Carole Jean Wiskow and Linda Kay Wiskow, brother Darrell Carlson and his wife Linda.
A visitation will be on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 5-7 PM with a 7:00 prayer service at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau. A graveside service will be Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11 AM at Prince of Peace Cemetery in La Crescent, MN.
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