Marlys Poegel, age 89 of Long Prairie, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the Galeon Nursing Home in Osakis.
A funeral in her honor will take place on Friday, November 25, 2022, at 12:00 PM at the American Lutheran Church in Long Prairie. Visitation will take place that day at the church from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The burial will at the Immanuel Cemetery in Long Prairie Township.
Marlys was born on June 15, 1933, to Walter and Rose (Lietz) Rosenow of Round Prairie Township. She grew up on the family farm with her four siblings where she loved to help her Dad with the “outdoor work” hence giving her a love for farming and a passion for animals.
Marlys married Bernard Henry Poegel on December 1, 1956, and they were blessed with six children, Thomas, Mark, Judy, Richard, and two infants. The couple raised their family on a dairy farm outside of Long Prairie. She became a widow at the age of 38 and continued to run the family farm and raise her four children with the support of family and friends. She was a very strong, caring, and loving woman. Her stubborn personality, along with her faith would raise her children to have strong work ethics, caring hearts, and a value for faith. Marlys enjoyed working on the farm. She loved her animals-cows (milking them by hand for many years), horses (loved riding them), pigs, chickens, sheep, goats, geese, guineas, cats, and dogs. If any of them were injured, she would be the first to nurse them back to health no matter what it took.
After Marlys retired from farming, she enjoyed time with her sister- Della (Robert) Bohlken, children- Tom (Peggy) Poegel, Mark (Rachel) Poegel, Judy (Robert) Palbicki, Richard Poegel, grandchildren-Jennifer, Sam, Christina, Tracy, Bernard, Melissa, Cody, and Kyle and 14 great-grandchildren. In 2012, Marlys moved from her farm to Valley View in Long Prairie where she continued making memories with her children/grandchildren/great-grandchildren/family/friends.
Marlys is in heaven with her husband, Bernard: two infant children; siblings Violet Rosenow, Darlene Wessman, and Orville Rosenow; daughter-in-law Tina Poegel ; great-grandson Edmund and many other family and friends.
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