Marlyn Joan (Grun) LeMire, age 84, of Somerset, WI passed on to eternal life on January 3, 2018 at her home surrounded by family. Marlyn was the daughter of William and Martha (Post) Grun. Marlyn grew up in St. Paul and graduated from Johnson High School in 1951. While she loved walking around the city with both her Mom and Dad her real passion growing up was spending her summers at the family lake home on Forest Lake where she swam, sailed and fished the days away with her friends and cousins. Marlyn and her girlfriends cruised around town and to the lake in her chartreuse Chevy convertible. It was on one of these cruises to Somerset on New Year’s Eve 1953 where she met Duane LeMire. Marlyn and Duane were married on a beautiful fall day in October 1954. They raised their seven children in the country in a home they built and her and Duane always had a huge garden that she loved to tend to with any of her children she could convince to join her. Her canned tomatoes turned into countless delicious meals throughout the winter. Marlyn was a school bus driver for Somerset transportation for 24 years and was known to many as Mrs. LeMire. But it was being known as Grandma that gave her the greatest joy. By the time most of the grandkids came along, Marlyn and Duane had retired and moved to their new home in the middle of the woods where their grandkids enjoyed all the fun and love Grandma and Papa had to offer. She loved the excitement that only a full house of grandkids can give. Marlyn will be sorely missed by Mindy, Roxana, Jesse, Randy, Rachel, Billy, JeNae, Parker, Stephanie, LeAnna, Benjamin, Anders, Sophia, Francois, Dustin, Anna and Emmanuel and also the new generation of great grandkids who were just getting to know her.
Marlyn was preceded in death by her husband Duane and angel Susan. This past year Marlyn had commented that she was the last of her generation in the family to survive. In the past few years she watched those she grew up with and grow old with, including her brother Bill Grun, Duane’s family and all the people who became her friends at the casino, pass on to eternal life. She looked forward to joining Duane and the rest of her family in heaven and meeting her beloved puppies at the rainbow bridge, but she also wished she didn’t have to leave behind all those who loved her. Marlyn always had a smile and something to say to everyone who crossed her path over the years. She loved hearing news from family and friends and enjoyed how she was able to do that through the internet.
Marlyn will live on in the hearts of her children, Cindi (Lee) Lene, Jeanne (Scott) Adams, Tom (Kelly) LeMire, John (Kim) LeMire, Steve (Jennifer) LeMire, Ruth (Dan) Lee and Rosie (Ron) LeMire, along with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marlyn’s wish was to have a private family Mass at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Marlyn also wanted her pallbearers to be her beautiful granddaughters, Mindy, “Roxy”, Rachel, “Lanna”, JeNae, “Stephie”, Anna and Sophia.