Marilyn Reuter
Marilyn Reuter
Marilyn Reuter, 81 of Harmony, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse.

She was born Feb. 27, 1931 in La Crosse, Wis., the daughter of Otis and Pearl (Ranger) Holman. She graduated from High School in Westby, Wis., in 1948 and attended Luther College in Decorah from 1948 to 1950.

She was united in marriage to Richard Reuter at the Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church on Aug. 23, 1953.

She taught elementary grades in the Harmony Public Schools from 1950 to 1963. She continued teaching as a substitute teacher in the Canton Schools. She also worked in the Harmony Hospital office and was a bookkeeper for Pederson Brothers in Harmony.

She was an active member in the Harmony United Methodist Church where she was organist for 44 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Beth Gutzman of Mankato and two grandchildren, Tony and Jessica.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard, on Oct. 26, 2010, and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 5, at the United Methodist Church in Harmony with the Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Interment was in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Cresco.