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Marilyn J. Amerson, 82

Published 9:48am Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Marilyn J. Amerson, 82, of Rose Creek, Minn., and formerly of Austin, Minn., died Saturday evening at St. Mark’s Home in Austin.


Marilyn was born in Hayward, Minn., on June 5, 1931, to Harvey and Agnes (Jensen) Heegard. She attended and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1949. Marilyn married Travis Amerson in 1951, in Germany and later divorced. She served her country in the U.S. Army as a surgical technician.

After her military service, she continued her work in Minneapolis and at St. Olaf Hospital in Austin. Marilyn lived in many other areas and worked in various capacities. She has lived in Texas, Albert Lea, Minn. and Rose Creek. In Austin, she worked at the Senior Center, Vacuum Center and was a police dispatcher for the police department for eight years. Marilyn was very proud of her military background. She was a member of the American Legion.

Marilyn had a terrific sense of humor, loved Christmas and flowers. Her family members knew her as “Auntie M.”

Marilyn is survived by her sons, Tommy (Candy) Amerson, of Independence, Mo.; Greg Amerson, of Grand Rapids, Minn.; and a daughter, Lori Amerson, of Austin; sisters, Jeanette Godtland of Albert Lea, Delores (Howard) Petersen of Whiting and Lois (Roger) Bailey of Glenville, Minn.; grandsons Christopher and Garrett along with many nieces and nephews.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Luverne and Darrel Heegard, sisters-in-law Mona Hammer and Shirley Heegard and a brother-in-law Ellsworth Godtland.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Mayer Funeral Home with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Visitation will start at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea with military graveside rites.

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