Marlys Jares, 85, of Staples passed away November 4, 2020, at the Lakewood Pines Assisted Living in Staples, under the gentle care of Lakewood Hospice and Dr. Julie Mayer-Benson.
A private memorial service was held at Staples Assembly of God Church with Pastor Roy Miles presiding.
Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Verndale.
Marlys was born to Otto and Neoma (Sculley) Bacon on August 5, 1935, in Wing River Township, Wadena County and was educated in the Sebeka School District.
As a homemaker, Marlys’ hands were busy with raising her children and every day tasks. She was talented at quilting, embroidery, baking, cooking and enjoyed reading. She solved crossword puzzles, played cards, watched the Game Show Network and did anything that challenged her mind. Her favorite activity was spending time with her family. Marlys was a member of the Staples Assembly of God Church and it’s Women’s Ministry.
Marlys is survived by three daughters, Beverly (Fred) Williams, Elizabeth (Mark) Capistrant and Cheryl (Brent) Hahn; two sons, Frank (Kim) Jares and Keith (Amanda Tweeter) Jares; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Geraldine McKinney, Lois Kern, and Deborah Brandt and one brother, Randy Bacon.
Preceding Marlys in death were her parents; infant son; one son, Robert E. Bruun; one grandson, Robert J. Bruun; seven brothers, Hubert, Darrel, Glen, Clyde, Larry, Earl and Bernard Bacon and two sisters, Norma Bacon and Carol Elarton.
Honorary pallbearers were all of her grandchildren.
Arrangements were with the Schuller Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wadena (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com).