Marlys Elaine (Lundquist) Blinsmon, 94, died July 7, 2020, at Jenkins Care Center, Watertown, S.D. Due to COVID-19, visitation without family will be Thursday, July 9 at the Johnson-Henry Funeral Chapel in Lake Preston from 5-7 p.m., with graveside services at the Lake Preston Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday, July 10.
Marlys was born May 28, 1926, to Ernest and Myrtle (Anderson)
Lundquist near Erwin, S.D. She graduated from Erwin High School. She was married to Duane Orland Blinsmon May 19, 1945, in Huron, S.D. Marlys and Duane (Blinky) made their home in Lake Preston where they raised their children, Dianne Kay (Terry) Martinmaas and Terry (Carol) Blinsmon.
Marlys was an active member of The United Church of Christ and the American Legion Auxiliary. She worked over 60 years in the grocery store and cafe where she enjoyed seeing people.
Survivors include her children; three granddaughters, Kristi Farley, Heather Martinmaas and Aimee (Michael) Wiederrich; one grandson, Lance Blinsmon; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great granddaughters; one brother, Donald (Alice) Lindquist of Mesa, Ariz.; sisters-in-law Phyllis (Lovell) Wheeler and Ann Blinsmon; brothers-in-law Gayle (Kate) Blinsmon and Bob Hauck.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brothers Lynn and Eldon and sister Darlene Hauck.