2013-02-21 / Obituaries

Marilyn Schaaf, 68, of Elgin

Marilyn Schaaf, age 68 of Elgin, formerly of Morristown, S.D., passed away on Saturday evening, Feb. 9, 2013 at the Marian Manor Healthcare Center in Glen Ullin.

Marilyn Rose Materi was born in Linton on July 10, 1944, to Leo and Melonia “Mollie” (Malsom) Materi and grew up on their family farm located west of Linton. Later, she graduated from Linton High School and received a teaching degree from Mary College. After attending college, Marilyn met the love of her life and later married Ervin Schaaf on Nov. 16, 1973.

Then Marilyn taught first grade and special needs children at McIntosh, S.D. where she retired in 2004. Ervin and Marilyn moved to a small ranch near Elgin in the summer of 2007.

Marilyn is survived by her loving husband, Ervin Schaaf of 39 years; son, Cody (Keri Hauser) of Mandan; daughter, Trina (DJ Lapp) of Belfield; one greatly adored granddaughter, Cadence; her brother, Leroy (Karlene) Materi, Linton; one sister, Mickey (Don) Higgins, Black Hawk, S.D.; brother-in-law, Phil Miller, Huntsville, Texas; stepsons, Tim Schaaf, Scott (Michele) Schaaf, Jeff Schaaf, Mark Schaaf, all of Mandan; stepdaughters, Connie (Brian) Kitzan, Hebron; Catherine (Wally) Franklund, Northville, Minn.; Corrine (Joe) Chapinski, Deadwood, S.D.; seven step-grandchildren, Kelsey, Jarrett, Jayden, Jasmine, Jeremy, Victor, and Casey, as well as numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Kathy Miller.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Marilyn was held at 10 a.m. CST on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glen Ullin. Fr. Jeff Zwack and Fr. Charles Zins will officiate with burial in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery at Glen Ullin.

Serving as casketbearers were Dan Materi, Jackie Materi Sipols, Shawnna Jorae, Josh Higgins, Antonia Goetz, and Sherry Schumacher. All friends and family are considered honorary bearers.

A memorial has been established.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.funer alhomesofcaring.com.

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