Marilyn Busse

Marilyn Busse of Duluth, Minn., passed away peacefully at age 84 Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at Eden Prairie Senior Living. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and friend, and a gift to everyone who met her.Born Jan. 19, 1936 in Duluth to Alger and Gertrude Myhre, she survived childhood polio and went on to graduate from Denfeld High School in 1954. She married Alan Busse in 1956 and they were together until his death in 1997. They had two daughters, Debra and Julie. She enjoyed her family, social life and traveling. Marilyn worked in histology at St. Luke’s Hospital for 30 years. Her warmth, love and laughter will be missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alger and Gertrude, and her husband, Alan. She is survived by her sister, Karen Childs; two daughters, Debra (Gary) Keeler and Julie (Mark) Holt; and four grandchildren: Trevor and Ashley Keeler, and Adam and Amanda Holt; nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law Ruth Ann Kempf (Robert) and Kathy Thompson (Gary). A private internment will be held. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Gillette Children’s (

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