Marilyn J. Fiedler
Born: December 14, 1927
Died: November 23, 2020
GRANVILLE – Marilyn Jean Fiedler passed away on November 23, 2020 after suffering a fall and complications ensued.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded and internment at Granville Cemetery.
Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel will be assisting the family with the arrangements.
Marilyn was born on December 14, 1927 in Browning, IL. She was the fourth daughter of Ralph and Irene (DeJaynes) Van Ormer. Her parents' families were both from west central Illinois in the Macomb area. Over the years, the family has been regaled with the stories of growing up on the banks of the Illinois River and the hills of Schulyler County.
As a young girl, Marilyn would spend her evenings climbing the bluffs overlooking the Illinois River, looking upstream and downstream, wondering where a young girl's dreams lie. Her life led upstream when her father took a job teaching and coaching in Granville, IL. After graduating from Hopkins High School she took a job working in the office at Moews Seed Corn Company. On January 20, 1946, Marilyn married Kenneth Fiedler and became a farmer's wife. She became a tractor operator and farmhand in between raising six children. Marilyn was a member of the Junior Halcyon Women's Club at the United Church of Christ, and a volunteer of the Ground Observation Corps as an airplane spotter in the 1950s. Marilyn was an avid gardener and very particular about the house yard. The farming operation revolved around her Thursday afternoon lawn mowing. She was an excellent cook and baker. Her family favorites were her vegetable soup and her strawberry rhubarb pie.
Marilyn was survived by one son, Richard (Christine) Fiedler; four daughters, Suzanne Hollingshead of Spring Valley, Nancy Koehler of Bartlett, Tennessee, Amy (Mike Holler) Fiedler of Dupere, Wisconsin and Ann (Brad) Meisenheimer of Sammamish, Washington; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Kenneth; her sisters, Marjorie Klickna, Caroline Trimble and Eleanor Clark; daughter, Anita Bailey; granddaughter, Lisa Koehler; and sons-in-law, Grady Hollingshead and Gary Koehler.
Online condolences may be made to her family at www.dcfunerals.com
Published by Putnam County Record on May 12, 2021.