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Marilyn Joy (Dahl) Brose

August 13, 1934 — July 20, 2023

Marilyn Joy (Dahl) Brose

Marilyn J. (Dahl) Brose, age 88 of Shamokin Dam died on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville after suffering a massive stroke.

Born in Clear Lake, South Dakota on August 13, 1934, she was a daughter o the late Henry O. and Lillian  E. (Buus) Dahl. She was a second generation Norwegian American.

Marilyn was a 1952 graduate of Clear Lake High School and a 1956 graduate of South Dakota State College (now South Dakota State University) in one of the first baccalaureate nursing programs in the Midwest.

She worked in Public Health in Brookings, South Dakota; the Delaware State Board of Health as a senior public health nurse with supervisory responsibilities and at Sauk Valley Junior College in Illinois as a nurse and health teacher.

Marilyn moved to Shamokin Dam in 1967 and began working for the Shikellamy School District, retiring in 1990.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury.

Marilyn enjoyed knitting and other handwork and chatting with friends over many cups of coffee. She became interested in genealogy and tracked down relatives still living in Norway where her grandfather emigrated from. She also enjoyed her granddaughter Jillian’s shows at Susquehanna University and several theaters in Michigan. Both granddaughters were Susquehanna University graduates.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Vernon A. Brose on July 13, 2009 at the age of 80 after 52 years of marriage and her sister Marlys D. Turner on October 20, 1999.

Marilyn is survived by a daughter Nanette Clements of Bear, Delaware and two granddaughters, Samantha Clements of Brooklyn, New York and Jillian Clements and her fiancé Russell Kerr of Denver, Colorado.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be made in Orchard Hills Cemetery, Shamokin Dam.

Friends may remember Marilyn by contributing to an animal shelter of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.

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