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Thursday August 6th, 2020
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Thursday August 6th, 2020

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Marilyn J Light

Funeral Service for Marilyn Light will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday (8/6) at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home. Rev. Don Malinsky will officiate. Burial will be in North Freeborn Cemetery. Visitation will start at 9:30 AM on Thursday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Marilyn J. Light (Baker), age 88 of Albert Lea, passed away on August 3, 2020 at St. John’s - Woodlands.

Marilyn Light (Baker) was born on February 21, 1932 to Irvin and Ina (Reierson) Baker. She grew up in several different places in rural Freeborn County. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1950 and married Roger Light on September 15, 1950 in Sioux Falls, SD. Together they raised their family in rural Hartland. Marilyn was a homemaker until JC Penny’s opened  in the Skyline Mall in  Albert Lea in 1966. She worked part time there and at Spurgeons until Spurgeons closed. Marilyn was a member of North Freeborn Lutheran church where she was active in the Ladies Aid. She was also active in Mother’s Club and a 4-H Leader.

Marilyn was a gifted seamstress; she made much of her daughters' clothing when they were young. Once they were grown she moved onto Barbie clothes, kitchen towels, and other various craft projects.. She enjoyed baking, playing cards and other games with her grandkids. Marilyn also loved to tend to her flowers, feed the birds, and watch the sunsets. Most of all she loved to spend time with her family and talking on the phone with her friends.

Marilyn is survived by Julie Light (Paul Bantle), Albert Lea, MN; Laurie Light  (Dean Gisselman) Eagan, MN.;Randy (Carol) Light, New Richland, MN.; and Mark (Lexie) Light, Albert Lea; Grandchildren Mackenzie (Ian) McNaughton, Mariah (Eric) Rudningen, Chapin and Carter Routh, Maren (Nicholas) Hofmeister, Emily Light (Fiance Taylor Ovrebo)  Hannah (Bennett) Stadheim and Elliott and Seth Light; 11 great-grandchildren; Brother  Ronald (Mary) Baker; nephew Chad (Rachel) Baker and niece Staci (Doug Pitts) Baker; and beloved canine companion Dora.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband Roger; parents; parents-in-law Irvin and Marie Light; brother-in-law Lelan Light; Sister-in-law Nadine (Mike) Jacobs; and  nephew Daniel Baker; and canine companion Zoie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial preferred to North Freeborn Lutheran Cemetery Association, Freeborn County Humane Society, or Peace and Power at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of St. John’s Woodlands Second floor and Mayo Clinic Hospice.

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Randy and family,
You have our deepest sympathy. Remember the good times.
Dan and Cheryl Attig

dcattig@gmail.com Aug 6 2020 12:00 AM

We remain huge fans of Marilyn and will miss her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.

Al & Gail Batt Aug 5 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers go out to the Light Family during this time of grief.

Jerry Demmer Aug 5 2020 12:00 AM

Marilyn's sweet smile will be missed. Always enjoyed visiting her when our paths would cross. Sending prayers to the Light family!

Joan and Dennis Anderson Aug 5 2020 12:00 AM

We are sorry for my aunt Laurie and Marilyns entire family for this loss. She and Roger were great people from a generation that is thinning, Im happy to have known them both at least a little bit.

Sam Gisselman Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

Peace and prayers to you. Keep the memories close to your heart. PEACE BE THE JOURNEY. Take care

Sherri Schroden Aug 3 2020 12:00 AM