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Marilyn May Newton

May 19, 1934 ~ December 22, 2018 (age 84)

Marilyn May Newton, age 84, of Crookston, MN, passed away with her loving family by her side, on December 22, 2018 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Marilyn was born on May 19, 1934 in Thief River Falls, MN to John and Anna (Pahlen) Schmitz. She graduated 8th grade from St. Joseph’s Catholic school and then attended Lafayette High School in Red Lake Falls.

On August 27, 1955, Marilyn married Philip Roy Cuno at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN. They first lived on the iron range, where Nancy was born, before moving back to Red Lake Falls, where Teresa and Tom were born.  Philip passed away 40 years ago on December 17, 1978.

On January 12, 1985, Marilyn married Ralph Landman Newton.  A short time after Ralph’s death in 1995, Marilyn moved in with her son Tom and his family, finally settling in Euclid, MN.

Marilyn enjoyed working with the senior citizens every Wednesday afternoon at the city hall.  She also worked for the city of Red Lake Falls as a custodian. She then did housekeeping for various people and businesses in Red Lake Falls.

Marilyn was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Euclid. She also belonged to the Catholic Daughters in Red Lake Falls.

Marilyn will be remembered as a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She was also an excellent baker and homemaker. 

Marilyn is survived by her children, Nancy (Jeffrey) Cuno-Schmitz of Bloomington, MN, Teresa (Robert) Walsh of Menahga, MN, and Thomas (JoAnn) Cuno of Euclid, MN; grandchildren, Stephanie (Zachary) Ness, Katie and Alison Walsh, and Nick, Tashina, Mallory, Michelle, and Evan Cuno; great-grandchildren, Marishka, Oliver, and Theodore Ness; brother, Tony (Crystal) Schmitz of Bagley, MN; and sister, Lucille Desotell.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna; her first husband, Philip; her second husband, Ralph; sisters, Elizabeth Guerard, Margaret Cuno, and Clarice Knott; and brothers, Joseph, Sylvester, Vincent, Louis, Leonard, John, and David Schmitz.

May God bless Marilyn’s memory.

There will be a Visitation from 5:00-7:00 pm, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. All services will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN. Interment will be immediately following the service at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Red Lake Falls, MN.



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