Nov. 15, 1931-July 24, 2013
MARSHALL - Mass of Christian Burial for Catherine "Marlys" Wolverton will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will take place at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Canby, at a later date.
She died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Minneota Manor Health Care Center.
Marlys was born Nov. 15, 1931, in Oshkosh Township, Yellow Medicine County, to Leo and Christine (Kockelman) Kack. She was baptized, confirmed and attended elementary school in St. Leo and graduated from Canby High School and Minneapolis Business College. In 1957, she and Loren Brooks of New Orleans, La., were married in Canby. Loren died in a military aircraft accident in 1965. In 1968, she and James Wolverton of Tulsa, Okla., were married in Fairborn, Ohio. Before marriage and after her children were grown, Marlys worked as a medical secretary. She was always active in volunteer work and over the years was involved with Air Force thrift shops, Cub Scouts, and developmentally handicapped children. Since moving to Marshall in 1996, she was active in the Avera Marshall Auxiliary; and spent many happy hours working in their thrift shop. She enjoyed travel and visited almost all the 50 states and many foreign countries. She also enjoyed reading and doing jigsaw puzzles.
Survivors include her daughter, Lauren (and Jeff) Agnew of Beavercreek, Ohio; sons, Randall Brooks of Dallas, Texas and Loren Brooks of Alexandria, Va.; brother, Myron "Bud" (and Julie) Kack of Minneota; five grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Bonnie Dwyer; and both husbands.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors