Marilyn Kay Luft

February 2, 1941 - September 2, 2018



Marilyn Kay Luft

Marilyn K. Luft, age 77 of Andover, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.

Marilyn graduated from Worthington, MN High School and attended Presentation School of Nursing in Sioux Falls, SD.  She spent the next couple of years working in hospitals in Worthington and Minneapolis.  Marilyn married Marlin Luft on December 2, 1961 in Worthington.  They moved to Minneapolis where Marilyn was employed doing office and cashier work.  She enjoyed working in flower gardens, genealogy, craft shows, playing bingo, and going to Twins games, but most of all, Marilyn loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Vincent and Coletta (Bruns) Tennessen, Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin, and sister-in-law, Carol Tennessen.  She is survived by her children, Steven Luft, Mark Luft, and Monese Starr (Kevin); 5 granddaughters, 10 great-grandchildren, brothers, Mel Tennessen, Chuck Tennessen (Sonya), and Dan Tennessen (Becky); sisters, Elaine Houwen (Harry), Linda Curton (Mike), Verla Ring (Jeff), and Carleen Oelkers (Steve); and her two very special dogs, Bennie and Smokey.

Memorials are preferred to the American Lung Association. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery.

Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, Andover

Vigil: Monday, September 10, from 5:00-8:00PM

Thurston-DeShaw, 13817 Jay Street NW, Andover

Mass of Christian Burial

Funeral Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation starting at 10:00 a.m.

Interment St. Patrick Cemetery following Mass.

After burial, lunch will be served in the Social Hall.


O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.