Marilyn Ann Donahue, 78, of Park Rapids, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.
Marilyn Ann Winn was born May 17, 1935, to Harold and Velma (Broderson) Winn at Newton, Iowa, where her family farmed. When she was young, Marilyn and her parents enjoyed vacationing in the Park Rapids Area.
In 1968, Marilyn married Pat Donahue, whom she'd known since high school. They were married at Riverside United Methodist Church in Park Rapids. Marilyn and Pat lived in Marshalltown until 1971, when they moved to Park Rapids permanently with their children.
Marilyn was a business owner and bookkeeper. She also worked in the office for a time at Riverside United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed a good book, visiting with friends and had a wonderful sense of humor. Marilyn loved the outdoors. She and Pat enjoyed fishing and spending time together at the lake.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Pat of Park Rapids; children, Bill (Kristi) Donahue of Chariton, Iowa, Susan Donahue of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Scott Donahue of Huxley, Iowa; grandchildren, Danielle, Paige, Kelsey, Max, Mason, Syndey and Sam.
Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Riverside United Methodist Church in Park Rapids.