Marilyn E. Danielson Merseth -- Kenyon

Marilyn E. Danielson Merseth, 80, of Kenyon, died Friday, March 13, 2020, at The Gardens at Cannon Falls.

She was born July 10, 1939, in Faribault, the daughter of Marvinand Evelyn (Overby) Danielson. Marilyn graduated from Kenyon HighSchool in 1957. On Oct. 22, 1960, she married Fred A. Merseth atFirst Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenyon. She received acertificate for piano tuning and repair from the University ofWisconsin-River Falls and later graduated from St. Olaf College in1989. She was a past member of United Redeemer Lutheran Church inZumbrota, First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenyon and activemember at Gol Lutheran Church in Kenyon. She was a gifted andtalented musician and was an organist for many local churches.Marilyn was passionate about many things especially music,volunteering in the community, history and her Norwegianheritage.

She is survived by her children, Kristine (Thomas) Laposki ofFranklin, Wis., Andrew (fiancée Celine Pelletier-Pavelick) Mersethof Saco, Maine, and Marit (Robert) Lang of Kenyon; grandchildren,Corrin and Jenna (fiancé Sean Wiedersheim) Laposki, Casey andMariah Lang and Ava Pavlick; brother, Dennis (Susan) Danielson ofWaukesha, Wis.; sister-in-law, Mary Danielson-Gates of Kenyon;sister-in-law, Eyvonn Tate of Rochester; and many nieces andnephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Merseth, who diedon Feb. 22, 1996; and brother, Benjamin Danielson.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions services for Marilyn Merseth have been postponed for a later date. Please visit for updated information. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Gol Lutheran Church or to the American Diabetes Association.

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