Marilyn Klemetson

marilyn klemetson

Marilyn Irene (Erickson) Klemetson, 79, of Hillsboro, ND passed away peacefully on July 22, 2012 at the Hillsboro Medical Center surrounded by family.

Marilyn was born to Emil and Nettie (Morrow) Erickson on August 4, 1932 in Rock Creek, MN.  She was the fourth child of five.  Marilyn was baptized and confirmed in Rock Creek Methodist Church.

Marilyn was married to T. Junior Klemetson at West Rock Methodist Church by brother-in-law, Rev. Stanley Anderson.  They made their home on the family farm in Hillsboro, ND.  There they raised seven children and opened their home to many more.

Marilyn loved her family, church, and farming.  She also enjoyed quilting, cooking, baking and bird watching.  She will be remembered for her kind heart and open home.

Marilyn is survived by her daughters, Nettie (Rich) Flieth, Hillsboro, ND, Vickie (Peter Williams) Klemetson, Mission, BC, Veronica (Tim) Nundahl, Sabin, MN, and Cindy Klemetson, Hillsboro, ND; sons, Terry (Roxie) Klemetson, Dalton, MN, Tom (Ann) Klemetson, Hillsboro, ND, and Tony (Peg) Klemetson, Hillsboro, ND, and foster son, Jim Briss; sister, Betty Vosika, Pine City, MN; 17 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and a 15th due in September; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, T. Junior Klemetson, father, Emil Erickson, mother, Nettie Erickson, sister, Shirley Petersen, and brothers, Wendell Erickson and Donald Erickson, granddaughter, Angie Klemetson.

“Remember, I loved each of you because you were mine” –Marilyn Klemetson

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  1. Sugar Mama,

    I shall miss you very dearly. You were and will always be my role model because your such a beautiful and strong woman. I will miss sitting on your lap reading about Sarah, Percy, and Little Bill. You told me you’d hold me till my feet were hanging out the window. I wish I would’ve hit my growth spurt sooner! I shall always hold a place in my heart for you. You told me after what has happened in the past year for me that, life isn’t long enough. I think about you everyday and remind myself about how dearly missed people are when they are gone. You can never say what you need to say. I still think Nettie’s hiding you downstairs and your watching Big Joe’s Polka Show. I’ve been told your really gone, but your never gone. Your my guardian angel that I take with me everywhere. I’ve learned in the past five months that some good-byes really are forever. I will miss you very much. But I will see you in my memories that we have made and shared together.


    Sugar Baby

  2. north dakotaMarilyn will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. She was a kind and caring lady who i am i glad to say i knew.

  3. Mahnomen MinnMarilyn and her Ford van used to come into my station for a fill of gas and a clean windshield. She always had a smile and would ask how my wife was doing when she was recuperating.

    May God bless the memory of Marilyn.

  4. New Cumberland PAGrandma,
    I am so honored to have known you as a grandma, wife, mother, and great-grandma. Your life is one to truely celebrate as we still walk this earth daily. I will always remember the christmas’s and wonderful family gatherings us Klemetson kids were apart of. Thanks for your wonderful mentorship and life you’ve shared. I love you!!

  5. Marilyn you were like a second mother to me and I will miss you very much. I love you. Thank you for welcoming me into your family.

  6. I had the joy of knowing Mama Marilyn for 10 years. She was always so kind to me and treated me like her daughter. Always remembered so many details no matter how small about me and my life. Always offered the best advice with a smile. I am saddened to hear of her passing.. She left a legacy here on Earth that will not soon be forgotten.

  7. Praying for you all. May this be a time of many shared memories. Marilyn touched our lives with her strength, big heart, and always made us feel loved and welcome. She will be missed!

    Love to you all.

    Betsi, Darren, and Sam Olson

  8. Dublin CADearest family members…..On behalf of Stanley B. Andersen (Marilyn & Junior’s brother-in-law, and the pastor who married them), Mary Andersen Cox of Prescott AZ
    ., Barbara Andersen Wagoner of San Jose, CA., David/Theresa Andersen of Dublin, CA., Ruthie Andersen Koch/Jim of San Jose, CA., please accept our sincere sadness because we dislike death, and our joy because of the wonderful afterlife she now shares with our Father in Heaven, and so many loved ones. We pray for her immediate family, and extended family and friends. We realize that Junior and Marilyn were so loving to so many, with all they had to go through themselves. Please take care and God Bless. David Andersen

  9. Spring Grove MN
    I was so sorry to hear that your mom passed away. She was one of the most gracious loving people I ever had the privelage of knowing. Although it has been many years since I had seen her, she was in my thoughts often as many things in my daily life reminded me of her.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. Rich, Nettie and Family, You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May your faith give you strength and support in the days to come and knowing that your loved one is is safe and well in Jesus’ loving arms.

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