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Marlys J Baskin

Marlys J Baskin

Marlys J. Baskin, age 88 of Durand, formerly of Eau Galle, died Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at her home in Durand.

Marlys was born on August 7, 1933 in Arkansaw. She was the daughter of Archie and Jesse (Coburn) Richardson Sr. Marlys grew up in Arkansaw and graduated from Arkansaw High School in 1951. After high school Marlys married George E. Baskin on August 1, 1955, together they had nine children and later divorced. When her children were older, Marlys put herself through school to be a nurse’s aide. After graduating, Marlys worked at the care centers in Spring Valley and Menomonie until she retired at the age of 65. For the last 20 years, Marlys has been a resident of the city of Durand.

Marlys enjoyed crocheting and going out to eat with friends. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marlys is survived by her children, Donavon of Elmwood, Dennis (Val) of Eau Galle, Douglas (Trudy) of Menomonie, Andrea (Perry) Scott of Durand, Ava (David) Klatt of Menomonie, Daniel (Tammy Anderson) of Arkansaw, Amy (Bob) Alton of Spring Valley, Arla (Tom) Sorenson of Wilson and Alisa (Dale Kanan) Baskin of Osceola; 24 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, one brother, Richard (Lou) Richardson of Pepin; brother-in-law, Darrel Poeschel of Neillsville; sister-in-law, Ethel Richardson of Eau Claire; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter, Brandi Baskin; great granddaughter, Emory Larson; siblings, Bill, Lyle, Joy, Archie Jr., Lillian, Myrna her twin and Dayna.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00AM-2:00PM April 23, 2022 at the Arkansaw Community Center in Arkansaw.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Diane Baskin

    May the memories of her love & the happy times spent together console you in your time of loss. Peace be with you all.

  2. Todd and Caroline Kennedy

    Ava, I am sorry on the loss of your Mom. You had a very special bond, remember the good times❤️

  3. Gary and Nicky Cummings

    So sorry for your loss. It’s the hardest to lose your mom. Remember you happy times and we are thinking of you. Our sympathies.

  4. Chris and Barb Davisson

    We are so sorry for the loss of Great Aunt Marty's. We were fortunate enough to see her one last time while we were there for Lillians scattering of ashes. Our prayers are with the family

  5. Jeff and Connie Hoyt

    Doug, sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Jeff and Connie Hoyt

  6. Michaeleen A Kaeser

    So Sorry for you loss Ma will always have a special plae in my heart Sending Love you way

  7. Deb Richardson

    Caring thoughts and sincere Sympathy to the entire family. May all your happy memories help you through this sad time.

    Deb Richardson & Family

  8. Nancy Buss

    Sorry For Your Loss. Worked with Marlys many years ago at DCHCC.

  9. Dick & Dorothy Shannon

    Sorry to hear of the loss she was a neat women,hard worker did beauitfull crafts & corcheting.

  10. Barb

    Sympathy to the family. Prayers for her.

  11. Sheila Warren

    My condolences.
    Prayers and thoughts to the family.

  12. Heidi Sabelko

    Marlys was hardworking and fun to work with and she always loved to talk about her family. With deepest sympathy

  13. Kathleen A Lieffring

    My sympathy to Marlys' family! Her family was so important to her. I'm sure there was a joyous reunion with her other siblings!

  14. Donna

    So Sorry for Your Loss, God Bless You All ????????????????

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