Marlys Elaine (Lundquist) Blinsmon, 94, died July 7, 2020 at Jenkins Care Center, Watertown, SD. Due to Covid-19, visitation without family will be Thursday, July 9 at the Johnson-Henry Funeral Chapel in Lake Preston from 5-7 with graveside services at the Lake Preston Cemetery at 11 am Friday, July 10.
Marlys was born May 28, 1926 to Ernest and Myrtle {Anderson) Lundquist near Erwin, SD. She graduated from Erwin High School. She was married to Duane Orland Blinsmon May 19, 1945 in Huron, SD. Marlys and Duane (Blinky) made their home in Lake Preston where they raised their children, Dianne Kay (Terry) Martinmaas and Terry (Carol) Blinsmon. Marlys  was an active member of The United Church of Christ and the American Legion Auxiliary. She worked over 60 years in the grocery store and cafe where she enjoyed seeing people.
Survivors include her children, three granddaughters- Kristi Farley, Heather Martinmaas and Aimee (Michael) Wiederrich and grandson Lance Blinsmon; 8 great grandchildren, and two great -great granddaughters; one brother, Donald (Alice) Lundquist of Mesa, AZ, sisters-in-law Phyllis (Lovell) Wheeler, Ann Blinsmon, and brothers-in-law Gayle (Kate) Blinsmon and Bob Hauck.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brothers Lynn and Eldon and sister Darlene Hauck.

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