Marilyn Ann Minder, 70, of Pawnee died Tuesday August 28, 2018 at home with family. Marilyn was born December 22, 1947 in South Holland, Illinois, the daughter of Arch and Alice Mlinek McLaughlan. She married Walter Laverne Minder on Nov. 1, 1969. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Mike McLaughlan.
Marilyn attended the Pawnee Christian and Rochester Christian Churches. Marilyn started her career in teaching before devoting her time to her children as a full-time homemaker where she was active in Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. She enjoyed gardening, reading, fellowship at the YMCA of Taylorville, and helping her husband on the farm.
Marilyn is survived by her husband of 49 years, Walter Laverne Minder, of Pawnee; one son, Wes (wife, Jody) Minder, of Kansas City, Missouri; two daughters Maureen Minder, of Richmond, Virginia and Ellie Minder of Madison, Wisconsin; one brother John (wife, Susan) McLaughlan, of Fisher, Indiana; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Marilyn’s family will meet friends from 1 p.m. until the time of a funeral service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at the Pawnee Christian Church with Rev. Kevin Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow at Horse Creek Cemetery in Pawnee.
Memorials honoring Marilyn may be made to the American Cancer Society, 675 East Linton Ave., Springfield, IL 62703.
Curry Funeral Home in Pawnee is serving the family of Marilyn Minder.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.curryfh.com.