Marilyn Lillemo

Marilyn Lillemo, 72, of Isanti died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 30, 2012. She fought a courageous battle against cancer.

Marilyn Ann Lillemo was born April 21, 1939 in Randall, Minn. to Hattie and Walter Carl Gutman. Marilyn was the youngest of 9 children. She graduated from Brainerd High School. Marilyn married Jim Lillemo on May 24, 1958. After Jim came back from the Army they moved to Isanti and settled on the homestead in 1961. In 1965 they started a family and worked together to build their life. Her joys were having the grandkids over for swimming in the pool, treats and ice cream. She was always ready to go shopping or out for a lunch date.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Jim; daughter, Tracy (Wayne) Neifert and their children, Chad and Jessie; son, Guy (Shannon) Lillemo and their children, Patrick (Laura), Samantha, Rebecca, William, Magnus, Anders and Henrik; great-granddaughter, Emily, daughter of Patrick and Laura ; and by many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at North Isanti Baptist Church. A visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. A lunch will follow the memorial service. Memorials are suggested to the Harbor Room or Pregnancy Resource Center.