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Marlin J Morseth

Marlin J Morseth

Marlin J. Morseth, age 85 of Menomonie, formerly of Durand, died Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-La Crosse.

Marlin was born on October 31, 1936 at home in rural Zumbrota, MN. He was the son of Peder and Eda (Kunde) Morseth. Marlin grew up on the home farm and at the age of 18, he joined the U.S. Navy. He served overseas and was honorably discharged. After being discharged, Marlin met and married Twila Annis on October 8, 1960. After marriage, they lived in Eau Galle for a short while before moving to Durand where they raised their family and Marlin worked the Durand Coop and Presto Industries in Chippewa. Later, Marlin took a job as the Head Custodian for the Durand School District, where he worked for 25 years until his retirement. After retiring, Marlin and Twila moved to Menomonie in 2010 where he remained the rest of his life.

Marlin enjoyed camping and woodworking. Together, Marlin and Twila attended Country Fest for 24 years. He liked watching the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. Most of all, Marlin loved spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

Marlin is survived by his wife of 61 years, Twila; four children, Marlin Jr. of Woodbury, MN; Holly (Jeff) Littrell of Chatfield, MN; Marla (Mark) Morseth-Mayer of Marshfield and Kendra (Rodney) Johnson of Durand; five grandchildren, Jackie (Ethan), Kallie (Danny), Jenna (Jake), Rhett and Francesca; three great grandsons, Emmitt; Isaiah and Maverick; one brother, Joe (Sandy) of Zumbrota, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Heidi in infancy and one sister, Irene (Raymond) Schroeder.

Memorial Services will be 11:00AM Friday, September 23, 2022 at the Durand United Methodist Church in Durand. Rev. David Kymm will officiate. Burial will be in the Clearview Cemetery in Eau Galle. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-7:00PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at church on Friday.

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


  1. Pat (Weisenbeck) McNaughton

    Thinking of you all, and remembering the years our families lived next door. Sending our condolences.

  2. Don Maasch

    Prayers and condolences to Twilla and family.Marlin was truely a great guy who would do anything you'd ask of him.

  3. Maralyn Anderson

    My heartfelt sympathy to Twila and family. I always enjoyed joking/visiting with Marlin when we both worked at the school. He will be so missed!

  4. John and Judy Parr

    Our sympathy is with all

  5. Mary Larson & Jeff Craig

    Dear Marlin,
    We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I feel lucky to have met him. Your dad was a wonderful conversationalist & I could tell he loved being around family. He was in his element at your Easter gatherings. Jeff & I are thinking & praying for your dad's final journey now. Rest in peace, Marlin Sr.
    Mary & Jeff

  6. Don Rahman

    My sympathies to Marlin's family and friends. He was a great man and added much personality to DHS during his career ! Cherish your great memories of him!

  7. Jim Britton

    So sorry for your loss and may God continue to comfort your family during this difficult time. Jim Britton and Family

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    The rains fall soft upon your fields,
    and until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  8. Michaeleen A Kaeser

    So sad to hear of the passing of Marlin my heart goes out to his family you are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a great person and one I was proud to consider a good friend.

  9. Pat Petrie / Kurth

    I had your son Marlin JR in school at Caddie for 5th grade. I got to know your family through him. I frequently passed your home going to work. Please accept my condolences and greet your family for me.

  10. Mark and Cindy krahn and family

    We send our thoughts and prayers to twila marlyn Jr .holly marla and Kendratude

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