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Marilyn T. Sanderson — Wabasha

WABASHA — A memorial service for Marilyn T. Sanderson will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha, with the Rev. Marcy Heil officiating. Wabasha American Legion Post 50 and Burkhardt-Roemer VFW Post 4086 will perform military rites after the service. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later time.

Marilyn Sanderson, 61, of Wabasha, died Feb. 27, 2009, at her home, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born Marilyn Larson on Oct. 9, 1947, in Wabasha, she was a graduate of Wabasha High School. She worked at Sperry Univac in St. Paul for a few years and moved back to Wabasha in 1971. She then attended Winona State College for three years. She worked at Gould Inc. in Lake City for three years then enlisted in the Army, serving four years of active duty and nine years in the Army Reserves with the 544th Maintenance Division, Wabasha.

Beginning in 1990 Mrs. Sanderson worked as a travel agent for Charter Travel in Kellogg with her sister, Irene. She retired in 2007 because of her failing health. She was a member of Wabasha American Legion Post 50 and enjoyed crossword puzzles and traveling, especially to Las Vegas. She also loved spending time with her family.

She married Rolland Brown, and they later divorced. She married Richard Sanderson in Wabasha in 1983; he survives.

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She is also survived by a son, Keith Brown of Wabasha; a sister, Irene Burmeister of Wabasha; three brothers, Tom (Mary) Larson of Nelson, Wis., Richard (Jackie) Larson and Kevin Larson, both of Winona; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Dorothy (Passe) Larson; sister, Debbie Halter; and two infant siblings, Mary and Larry Larson.

Friends may call one hour before the service at Abbott Funeral Home.

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