Marilyn A. Vogelgesang - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

May 25, 1934 - January 15, 2013

Marilyn Ann Vogelgesang ( Smith ), age 78, of Richfield, died peacefully with her family around her January 15, 2013, Survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Henry Vogelgesang; children, Colette Dolan ( Robert ), Mark Vogelgesang, Jim Vogelgesang, Dave Vogelgesang and Sue Glover ( Bob ); grandchildren, Melissa Weigand ( Scott ), Laura Stotts-Gorans ( Bob ), Karen Stotts ( Ted Kraemer ), Sarah Kopczyk ( Kyle ), Brad Glover, RyanVogelgesang, Anna Vogelgesang and Nicole Vogelgesang;  great-grandson, Henry Stotts-Gorans; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Philip and Georgianna Smith; brother, Milton Smith; her grandson, Philip Glover and sister-in-law, Rita Oestreich. Marilyn was an active member for many years and a Past President of Richfield American Legion Post 435 Auxillary. She enjoyed spending time as  a volunteer at American Legion Auxillary functions and at the Veterans Home. She was a member of St. Richard's Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with her Guild friends. Marilyn was a longtime bookkeeper for Woodhead Ford and Aqua City Plumbing which she owned with her husband for 35 years. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family at "The Family Farm", in Waverly, MN and spending summers at Oak Lake Campgrounds with all of her friends in Kerrick, MN.

Memorials to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or Parkinson's Disease Foundation.


  1. Kathie and Dave Adam says:

    It is with great sorrow to learn of the passing of Marilyn. I remeber when she used the wheel of fortune game to get comfortable with computers and still asked the computer why it was being so mean to her. Her great sense of humor brought out the best in Hank. I am a better person to have known her.

  2. Colleen Hendrickson says:

    I have known Marilyn at least 48 years of my life. She was a wonderful lady. She will be deeply missed. My deepest sympathies to the Vogelgesng Family. Love you all. Marilyn is at peace. One day you all will be together again.

  3. Mike and Jeanne Wittrock says:

    Marilyn, and the Vogelgesang Family are in our Memories.

  4. Joe Frasier says:

    I always enjoyed being greeted by Marilyn when I was an employee at Aqua City Plumbing & Heating. Her smile and friendliness always brightened my day. I know she will be missed by her family and friends. I send my condolences.

  5. Jean Motzko says:

    Hank, my sympathy to you and family. You were blessed to have each other for so many years…Take care, and my prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Jean Motzko

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