Marilyn Eileen (Ousky) Schwan, age 90, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2023. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 30 at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Vesta. The service will be live streamed by the church. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Marilyn Eileen (Ousky) Schwan was born in Granite Rock Township, Redwood County, Minnesota to Thomas A. and Mattie (Meyer) Ousky. She was confirmed at St. Mary Catholic Church in Seaforth and graduated from Redwood Falls High School. As a girl, Marilyn enjoyed playing piano. She worked at Raine’s Café in Marshall where she met her husband Robert Schwan. Marilyn enjoyed working with numbers and was bookkeeper for Schwan’s Dairy for many years. Family was very important to her. After she and Bob divorced, she moved in with her parents to help care for them. She loved children and babies; at family gatherings, you would find Marilyn holding the babies. She loved driving and also playing cards. She enjoyed water skiing behind her boat “The Lady Bug”. There were many fond memories of time spent at Cottonwood Lake – skiing, picnicking and swimming. Marilyn taught her nieces and nephews to ski.
Marilyn is survived by her brother Norman (Brenda) Ousky; sister-in-law Janet Ousky, nieces and nephews: Cathy Ousky, William Ousky, Laurie (Robin) Fish, Tom (Jill) Ousky, Theresa (Ron) Gilland, Jolene (Chuck) Steffl, Jeff (Stacy Helmer) Ousky, Deb (Pat) Johnson, and many great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Dwayne.