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Marlys Ann (Holler) Bense
June 30, 1940 ~ June 22, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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A funeral service will take place on Monday, June 26, 2023, at 11:00 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Prairie. Visitation will take place at the church on Sunday, June 25, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and will continue the day of the funeral one hour prior also at the church. Burial will immediately follow the funeral service at the Trinity Cemetery in Long Prairie.
Marlys Ann Bense held the hand of Jesus into her heavenly home on Thursday, June 22 at the age of 82. Born to Clarence and Florence (McClintick) Holler on June 30, 1940 in Hartford Township near Long Prairie. She attended country school through 6th grade, Trinity Lutheran School for 7th and 8th grade and graduated from Long Prairie High School in 1957.
She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Long Prairie, MN. Strong in her faith, she could be found in the choir balcony or in what seemed like the assigned pew each Sunday morning. Active with the Altar Committee, teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School were things she enjoyed. For many years, she found church banners to be a passion and some of those banners are and will be adorning the sanctuary.
It was October 7, 1961, when she married Rodger Marten Bense. Both born and raised in Long Prairie, they knew each other through church and school. They had many travels together with friends and family. Mesa, AZ, was a warm get-away in the winter. Marlys worked at a local dentist office and then First National Bank for over 20 years until she retired to be a homemaker.
Marlys is survived by son Chad (Barb) Bense, sister Lila (Joyce) Rosenow and grandchildren Collin Bense and Kayla Bense. She is preceded in death by her husband Rodger and her parents.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Trinity Lutheran Church of Long Prairie.