Marilyn M. Cruser, 75
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Apr 28, 1937 ~ Apr 2, 2013
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, April 8th, at 10:30 AM, at St. Mary's Cathedral Lower Church in St. Cloud, for Marilyn M. Cruser, age 75, of St. Cloud, who died on Tuesday at her home. Rev. Jeremy Ploof will officiate. Entombment will be in Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call on Sunday between 4:00-7:00 PM at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and on Monday one hour prior to services at the church. Parish Prayers will be at 5:00 PM Sunday.
Marilyn was born April 28th, 1937 in St. Cloud to Leo and Alvina (Metzger) Hansen. She married Lyle Cruser May 2nd, 1959 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in St. Cloud and they later divorced. Marilyn worked for Weight Watchers for over 25 years. She lived many years in the Sunset Park Area of St. Cloud where she was very involved at St. Michael's Catholic Church. In her later years, she regularly attended Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral.
Marilyn loved to play 500, bingo, dance and spend time with friends and family. She was a great mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She will be dearly missed.
Survivors include her daughters, Michelle Cruser (fiance' Robert Norton) Wabasha, Lisa Bratsch (Doug) Surprise, AZ, Mary Beth DeLare (Tom) Dassel, Karen Ferkinhoff (Lyle) St. Cloud, 8 grandchildren, David, Amanda, Alexandra, Katie, Justin, Eric, Maxwell and Kayla, 6 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Tom Hansen (Linda) Dallas, TX, Jerry Hansen, Dallas, TX, Beverly Schreiner, Alexandria, Barbara Hansen, Minneapolis, Mary Jane Heinen (Fred) Minneapolis, Sherry Hansen, Minneapolis and Judy Hansen, St. Cloud.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials are preferred to the Poor Clares Monastery in Sauk Rapids, or St. Mary's Cathedral.
The family would especially like to thank the St. Cloud Police Department, especially Officer Daniel Greenwald and Officer Kay Bluhm for the compassionate care they gave their mother during a very difficult time.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 5, 2013