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Marlys A. Barfknecht, 71, of Glencoe

Marlys Barfknecht
Marlys Adeline (Becker) Barfknecht, 71, of Glencoe, died Friday, May 27, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
 
Memorial services were held Thursday, June 2, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Soloist Justin Rierson sang “Softly and Tenderly” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.”
 
Urn bearers were Mrs. Barfknecht’s grandchildren, Courtney Wolff, Ethan Wolff, Brittney Wolff, Kalvin Barfknecht and Keaton Barfknecht.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
 
Marlys Adeline (Becker) Barfknecht was born Nov. 29, 1944, in Brownton, the daughter of Alfred and Adeline (Pischke) Becker. She was baptized as an infant in December 1944, and was confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 30, 1958, both by the Rev. Hartenberger at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dryden Township, Mountville. She was educated in Glencoe, graduating with the Glencoe High School class of 1962.
 
On Aug. 18, 1967, she was united in marriage to Daryl Barfknecht by the Rev. Hartenberger at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dryden Township, Mountsville. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Dawn and Daren. On Aug. 31, 1995, she was united in marriage to Henry Seil by the Rev. Harvey Kath at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. She made her home in Glencoe. Marlys and Henry Seil shared 13 years of marriage before Mr. Seil’s death on Oct. 31, 2008.
 
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, during her lifetime she worked at Fingerhut in Gaylord, Schlauderaff Implement, Green Giant and First Evangelical Lutheran School in Glencoe, Hands in Winthrop and Young America Corporation in Norwood Young America. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
 
She enjoyed playing cards, sewing and gardening. She loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her children and grandchildren.
 
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and David Wolff of Glencoe; son and daughter-in-law, Daren and Marlene Barfknecht of St. Peter; grandchildren, Courtney Wolff, Ethan Wolff, Brittney Wolff, Kalvin Barfknecht and Keaton Barfknecht; brothers, Wilbert (Helen) Becker of Hutchinson, Ernie Becker of Gaylord, Alfred (Marlys) Becker Jr. of New Auburn and Harvey (Elaine) Becker of Hutchinson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Adeline Becker; husband, Henry Seil; and brother, Clarence Becker.
 
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com.