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Marlys Scheff

November 29, 1937 — November 16, 2020

Marlys Scheff, age 82, of Fosston, MN and formerly of Beaulieu Township, passed away on Monday, November 16th, at Cornerstone Extended Care in Fosston. Due to the pandemic, funeral services for Marlys will be for family only. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Mahnomen, MN. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com. On Monday, the 16th day of November 2020, Marlys Ann Scheff, loving wife and mother of five children, passed away at the age of 82. Marlys Ann Scheff was born on November 29, 1937 to Walter and Esther (Brusven) Young in rural Beaulieu, Minnesota. He growing up years were spent on the Young family farm. She and her five sisters helped their parents with household and farm chores. Marlys graduated from Mahnomen High School in 1955. On May 9, 1959 she married her sweetheart, Albert "Pete" Scheff. They purchased a farm in rural Mahnomen where they raised their five children and operated a dairy. They lived on the farm until April 2014, when they moved into Cornerstone Assisted Living in Fosston. Marlys was a woman of many talents. She was an avid gardener and had a large vegetable garden. Her freezer was always full of garden produce and her pantry shelves were well-stocked with jams, jellies, and canned fruit. Throughout her lifetime, she canned and froze all kinds of vegetables and fruit and her family enjoyed the "fruits" of her labor. She was a great cook and baker, well-known for her breads and pies. She enjoyed flower-gardening, and planted many varieties of roses, trees, perennials, and annuals. Marlys also loved needlework of all kinds. She was an expert seamstress and sewed most of her own clothing, as well as sewing for her children. She was an expert at knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and quilting. While at Cornerstone, she knitted and sold items at The Red Poppy, a local gift shop. She worked hard on the farm, alongside her husband. She logged hundreds of hours chopping corn and hay, as well as feeding calves. When her son, Peter, bought the farm, she helped him as well with some of the farm work and also with bookkeeping. She had a flair for decorating and loved antiques. Her sense of style was evident to all who knew her. To her children, she was the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31. She worked with her hands and her husband and children were blessed as a result. She loved Jesus with all her heart and that love became even more obvious in her later years.Marlys was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and two sisters.She is survived by her five children, Michelle (Ronn) Landsverk, Carla (Tom) Johnson, Tina (Kevin) Penner, Monte Scheff, and Peter (Stephanie) Scheff; six grandchildren, Christian, Ava, Bryce, Sonya, Ayden, and Cora; one great granddaughter, Isla; three sisters, and many nieces and nephews.
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