Marilyn Suchan

January 13, 2019

CLARKSON — Services for Marilyn Suchan, 84, Clarkson, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at New Zion Presbyterian Church in Clarkson. The Rev. Stephen Niles will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Creston.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home and will continue an hour prior to services Monday at the church.

She died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.


Marilyn Lou Suchan was born Dec. 2, 1934, to Herman and Jenny (Logeman) Wardenburg, at home in Creston. She attended school in Creston and graduated from Creston High School in 1952.

On Aug. 28, 1952, Marilyn was united in marriage to Bohous Suchan at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Creston, and to this union were born four children. The family lived on a farm about three miles north of Leigh.

Marilyn owned and operated Marilyn’s Grocery in Leigh for about 20 years, as well as worked on the farm. She always had a large vegetable garden, as well as a flower garden. She enjoyed canning, cooking, sewing and playing pinochle with her family and friends. After Bohous died in 1992, Marilyn moved to Clarkson, where she had made her home ever since.

Marilyn is survived by three daughters, Kathie (Gary) Barger of Hickman, Helen Suchan of Columbus and Debbie (Duane) Rehak of Howells; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Judy (Ron) Greisen of Wichita, Kan.; two sisters-in-law, Louetta Wardenburg of Campbell and Marilyn Wardenburg of California; a brother-in-law, Duane Buckendahl of Norfolk; and many nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Jenny Wardenburg; her spouse, Bohous Suchan; a son, James Suchan; four sisters, Dorothy (Harold) Ogan, Alvera (John) Schmitz, Jeanette (Carl) Hughes and Vada Buckendahl; and four brothers, Russell (Phyllis) Wardenburg, Gerald Wardenburg, Harold Wardenburg and, in infancy, Paul Wardenburg.

Memorials may be directed to those of the family’s choice. Condolences may be sent to www.millersfh.com.

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