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Marilynn (Orth) Bierle

August 1, 1937 — May 7, 2015

CLERGY
Rev. Jonathan Vehar
MUSIC
Organist ~ Jan Kocer
Special Music ~ “Everybody Will Be Happy Over There”
Congregational Hymns
“Amazing Grace”
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
“Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS
Marilynn’s 6 Granddaughters
ACTIVE CASKETBEARERS
Marilynn’s 11 Grandsons
Marilynn Mae (Orth) Bierle was born on Friday, January 8, 1937 to Jacob and Laura (Magstadt) Orth in her Uncle Pete’s home near Lesterville, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed in Petersburg Congregational Church. As a child, Marilynn rode her horse or the family buggy to attend Odessa Country School until she completed the 8th grade. On July 29, 1955, she was united in marriage to Larry Bierle in Scotland. Together they made their home on a farm southeast of Scotland. Marilynn was a caring mother and farmwife, doing what was necessary for her family. She milked cows, helped in the fields, and sewed holiday dresses for her daughters. In 1989, they moved into Scotland.
Marilynn loved baseball and especially enjoyed watching the games of her grandchildren, local teams, and her beloved Minnesota Twins. She also enjoyed bowling with the Thursday Ladies Group and pinochle with the Scotland Ladies.
Throughout her life she was helpful to anyone in need, from making abundant bowls of potato salad for funerals to recently sewing school bags for oversea missions. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Scotland and served on many different church boards and ZLCW positions.
Marilynn passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls having attained the age of 78 years, 5 months, and 27 days.
She is survived and remembered by her children and their families: Diane Ellefson of Sioux Falls and her children Paul, Laura (Matt) Arnett, Mark, Mike, and Sara; Nancy (Steve) Sternhagen of Scotland and their children Alicia (Brandon) Clocksene, Jeremiah (Ann) Varilek, Ashley (Dustin) Taylor, Kelley, and Timothy; Dennis (JoAnn) Bierle of Omaha, NE and their children Mike (Kate), Jeff, Allison, Eric, and Scott; Dawn (Brian) Vaith of Scotland and their children Jason and Josh. Marilynn is also survived by six great-grandchildren, sister Carol Bush, and brother Darrell Orth.
She was preceded in death by her husband Larry in 1996, parents, son Dave in 2010, grandson Nick Vaith in 1992, and brother Allen Orth.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

4:30 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland

410 Poplar St, Scotland, SD 57059

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Zion Lutheran Church, Scotland

321 Stafford St., Scotland, SD 57059

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