Marlys Hennen




Marlys Hennen

Marlys (M.A.) Hennen, 73, of Redwood Falls, formerly of Wabasso, passed away Tuesday, June 21.

Visitation (going away party) and lunch will be held at The United Methodist Church, 601 Veda Drive in Redwood Falls Friday, June 24 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

A private burial will be held.  In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Marlys (Hanson) Hennen was born on a farm near Sherburn MN on November 19, 1937 to J. Manford and Lydia (Tesch) Hanson. On December 10, 1955 she married her best friend and Boyd High School sweetheart, Ron Hennen.  The couple lived several places and made some very special lifelong friends. Marlys worked at a number of different jobs, but her favorite ones were those involving children. She babysat and came to love many little ones, was a noon hour supervisor for the Wabasso school system, and enjoyed teaching Bible School and Sunday School. The biggest joys in her life were Ron and their four kids.
She leaves behind her husband Ron of 55 years; daughter Jody (John) Sanders of Conway AR; sons Scott (Heidi) of Redwood Falls and Brian (Charlene) of Redwood Falls; and daughter-in- law Jane Chapman of Pine City, MN. She has seven grandchildren: Nathaniel, Sarah, Lexi, Rajesh, Amanda, Caleb and Alaethea, as well as six great grandchildren: Aidan, Elijah, Celestial, Dion, Lola and Rowen; two sisters-in-law, Blanche Simpson of Clarkfield and Diane Hanson of Mankato, and many very special nieces and nephews.  Her oldest son Rory, her parents, as well as her sisters Jean and Luetta and her brother Sonny have gone on ahead of her.

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