MASON CITY: Marilyn Joy Tubbesing, 82, of Mason City, died Monday, February 14, 2011 at the Good Shepherd Health Center. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church, 119 S. Georgia, with Rev. Jim Stiles officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church or Hospice of North Iowa.
Marilyn was born November 10, 1928 in Rudd, Iowa the daughter of Florian A. and Ardene B. (Eggers) Brandau. Marilyn graduated from Mason City High School, attended the University of Iowa, and received nurses training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She married Donald J. Tubbesing March 19, 1949 in Mason City. Throughout her life, Marilyn was active in many different organizations. She volunteered for the Easter Seal Society, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school, TTT, PEO Chapter KX, Mason City Womens Club, Mason City History Club, Mason City Country Club, and Football Club. Her hobbies included, bridge, golf, needlepoint, cooking, and gardening. Marilyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
Marilyn is survived by her children, Dr. Thomas J. (Shari Stewart) Tubbesing of Seattle, Washington, James A. Tubbesing of Mason City and special friend Dawn Smallfoot of Garner, Kathy (Dr. Paul) Lin of Spokane, Washington; 7 grandchildren, Greta, Jill, Laura, and Carmen Tubbesing, Samantha, Kelsey, and David Lin; sister, Beverly Brandau of Baltimore, Maryland, brother, James F. (Molly) Brandau of Albuquerque, New Mexico, sister, Karen (Robert) Trujillo of Denver, Colorado; several nieces and nephews.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, a son in infancy, and husband Don, on November 6, 2010.
First United Methodist Church or Hospice of North Iowa
Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery
One hour before the service
10:30 AM Saturday at the First United Methodist Church