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Marilyn Hagedorn

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Marilyn Janet Hill was born Dec 21, 1933 in Des Moines, IA with her twin sister Marjorie Jane Hill, to Edwin Howard Hill and Lorraine Wells Hill, of Minburn, Iowa.

Marilyn grew up on a farm near Minburn, IA. With her twin, and her younger sister, Margaret Joan Hill. She played the piano, her violin and sang in many musical groups, church, participated in 4-H activities and projects as a girl. She attended all grades and graduated from Washington Township Consolidated School near Minburn, IA in 1951.

She married Marvin Hagedorn of Spirit Lake, IA, in 1954 when they were students at Iowa State University. Marvin graduated as a civil engineer.

Marilyn and Marvin were with blessed two children, Mark and Mary during their years at Spirit Lake, IA.

Marilyn taught kindergarten in Dallas Center-Grimes, IA for twenty-six years. Giving her a total of thirty years teaching before retiring. Oh, how she loved those children and their families! Little did she know that one of those children that she loved so much would become one of her caregivers in her final years. Thank you so much Rhonda (Aldrich) Bowles for all of your kindness. You are truly special.

She is survived by son Mark (Teresa) Hagedorn of Dallas Center, IA, daughter Mary Burns of Colorado Springs, CO, sisters Marjorie Joslin of West Des Moines, IA, and Margaret (Wayne) Northey of Spirit Lake, IA, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Hagedorn, her parents Edwin Howard and Lorraine Wells Hill, and Brother James who died in infancy.

A visitation will be held Friday, June 17th from 5 pm to 7 pm at Iles Brandt Dallas Center Funeral Home, 1301 Ash Street, Dallas Center, 50063. The funeral service will be Saturday, June 18th at 10 am at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, 50266.

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Posted online on June 14, 2022

Published in Dallas County News, Perry Chief