Marlys L. Fohrman, 88, Kellogg

Published 10:22 am Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Marlys L. Fohrman, 88, of Kellogg, Minn. died Friday, April 20, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Marlys L. Fohrman

Marlys was born Jan. 29, 1924, on a family farm in rural London, Minn., the daughter of Roy and Julia (Dvorak) Scheffel. She graduated from Austin High School in 1942, after which she completed a sheet metal class before working for Beechcraft in Wichita, Kansas. She was one of the original “Rosie the Riveters,” women building airplanes in place of men who had been called to fight during World War II. She attended Hamilton Business College and was a typist and stenographer. She was employed at the State Hospital in Rochester, Lakeside in Plainview, Fibrite, Winona Industries, and Tempo in Winona, and later worked many years for Judge Weber as his clerk for the Wabasha County Court. Marlys was integrally involved with the Wabasha County Women’s Shelter for many years, helping those affected by domestic abuse.

Marlys married Frank W. Fohrman on Nov. 11, 1950, at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Simpson and they were blessed with five children. They made their home farming on Weaver hill.

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Marlys was a gifted crafts person. Her talents excelled in the art of sewing, crocheting beaded doll gowns, needlework, cake baking and decorating, ribbon flowers, knitting, and crocheting. She loved to dance and enjoyed listening to old-time music. She went on “Grandma Vacations” up north fishing Walleye and Northerns with a cane pole in Leech Lake — and last summer caught the first fish, the biggest fish, and the most fish. Marlys loved the bluff country and enjoyed going for multiple daily rides with her son, Jack.

Marlys is survived by her son, Jack Fohrman, Kellogg; daughters and sons-in-law, Yvette and Curtis V. Dulohery, Madelia, Minn., Yvonne and James Krulish, Lyle, Minn., Renee Njos, Austin, Minn., Robin and John Kruger, Kellogg; 10 grandchildren, Sean (Kelly) and Jared Dulohery, James (Erin) and Kimberlee Krulish, Rick (Tish) Njos, Regina (Aaron) DeVries and Ryan Njos, and Marty, William and Brian Kruger; six great-grandchildren, Gavin, Keenan and Jaren Njos, Aidan and Cecelia DeVries and Kylee Kruger; nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Beverly Peck, Austin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, her parents, Roy and Julia Scheffel, and Tuffy.

A funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Kellogg with the Reverend Thomas Cook officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow in the church hall. Interment will be in London Cemetery located in Freeborn County at 3 p.m. Casket bearers will be Rick Njos, Jimmy Krulish, Marty Kruger, Sean Dulohery, William Kruger, Ryan Njos, Jared Dulohery and Brian Kruger. Honorary bearers will be Regina DeVries and Kimberlee Krulish. Family and friends may call at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at church one hour before the service on Tuesday. The Abbott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.