MARLYS E. RIIHL, 83 ROSCOE - Marlys E. Riihl, 83, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2013. Born on November 1, 1929, in Farwell, Minnesota, to David and Viola (Carlson) Grondahl; married James Riihl in 1957. She was a member of St. Mary's Oratory, the Society of Sacred Heart and 3rd Order of Institute of Christ the King. She was a homemaker who loved gardening. She is survived by her husband, James; children, Iacolyn (Andrew) Geerts and Gregory (Sherry) Riihl; grandchildren, Jeremy Riihl, Joseph (Xuan Hien) Riihl, Katherine Geerts and Kevin Geerts; great-grandchildren, Shelby and Lucas Riihl; and sister, Corrine (Gary) Grantwit. Predeceased by her parents; sister, Delores; and great-granddaughter, Gracie. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2013, in St. Mary's Oratory, 517 Elm Street, Rockford, with Father Brian Bovee officiating. A visitation will be on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. with the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 11342 Main Street, Roscoe. To share a memory or express condolences, visit honquestfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29, 2013