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Marilyn Roy

November 10, 1943 — September 11, 2013

Marilyn Roy, age 69, of Fosston, MN passed away on Wednesday, September 11th at Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 17th at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fosston with Father Manny Sundaram presiding. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at St. Mary's Catholic Church. There will also be a time of gathering for family and friends for one hour before the memorial service at the church on Tuesday. All services are at the church. Interment of cremains will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fosston, and the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of Condolence may be sent to carlinhoialmen.com. Marilyn Leora (Meyer) Roy was born November 10, 1943 in Sleepy Eye, MN to parents Hartman and Edna (Melchert) Meyer. The family relocated to the Fosston area when she was seven years old where she attended school and graduated in 1961. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Raymond Roy on August 3, 1963 at the Catholic church in Fosston, MN. They lived briefly in Fertile, Erskine, Crookston, Fosston, and Lengby before making their home outside of Fosston. Marilyn worked at the Fosston DAC, Magelssen Elementary School, and Fosston High School. She worked in the High School Principal's office when she retired in 2007 after 29 years with the Fosston School District. Her family was the most cherished and important part of her life. Her favorite past time was camping, camping, and more camping; especially with family and friends. The highlight was enjoying a good campfire at the end of every day. She loved to fish, including fishing trips to Canada. Bird watching, Gopher and Sioux sports, Fosston Greyhounds, Fantasy Racing, Wheel of Fortune, Sudoko, and reading were among the many things she enjoyed. She was so many things to so many people and touched everyone with her kindness, smiles and big heart. On Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Marilyn passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston at the age of 69 years. Marilyn is survived by her honey, best friend, and husband Raymond of 50 years. Five children, Brian (Linda) of Wheatland, ND, Randy (Elizabeth) of Jamestown, ND, Jenifer (Tim) Klava of Otsego, MN, Dean (Anita) of McIntosh, MN, and Steve (Heidi) of Fosston, MN. Fifteen grandchildren, Joshua Roy, Jessica (Matt) Hulne, Kristina Klava, Tiffany (Eric) Biermaier, Rebecka (Zach) Wohl, Lindsey Roy, Tyler Klava, Brantly Gram, Rusty Roy, Brandon Roy, Matthew Klava, Mckenzie Roy, Dylan Roy, Megan Klava, and Kalli Roy. Six great grandchildren, Maddison Klava, Jordan Hulne, Jacob Biermaier, Rylee Wohl, Laura Hulne, and Jackson Klava. Two brothers, Glenn (Sue) Meyer of Thief River Falls, MN and Roger (Wanda) of Fargo, ND. One sister, Leora Klava of Grand Forks, ND; and many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law David Roy, and mother-in-law Alma Roy.
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