Marilyn Karlin, 62, Center, died May 9, 2012.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Monday, May 14, 2012 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Center, with Reverend Dennis Ristvedt officiating. Burial will be at the St. Paul Cemetery, Center.
Visitation will be held from 12 noon to the time of service at the church on Monday.
Marilyn was born June 8, 1949 in Mandan to Herbert and Emma (Meyhoff) Thom. Raised and educated in Center, she graduated from Center High School in 1968. On November 15, 1969 she married Allen Karlin in Center.
Marilyn will be remembered as a happy go lucky woman. She loved having friends over to visit and have coffee and treats. A wonderful cook and baker, she always had something baked and divinity and fudge were her specialties. Marilyn loved playing gin, four corners, or other card games with her sister and laughed when she won, which was often. She also liked playing the nickel machines at the casino. Her two min pin dogs were like her babies. Marilyn got great pleasure when her grandchildren would visit. She’d have liked to travel more often, but her arthritis pain would not allow her to do so.
Blessed to have shared her life is her husband of 42 years, Allen Karlin, Center; one son, Todd (Kari) Karlin, Laurel, MT; three grandchildren, Taylor and Daniel Karlin, Laurel, MT and Joseph “Joey” Freidig, Bismarck; one sister, Donna (Burnie) Geohring, Bismarck; one brother, Donald (Linda) Thom, Mandan; and special friends, LaVonne Stenberg, Janice Theurer, and Marjean Yantzer.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents.