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January 18, 2022

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Mass of Christian Burial for Marilyn Nash Jan. 14 at St. Bernard's

Marilyn A. Nash, 85, a longtime Stewartville resident died on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 at Cottagewood Senior Community in Rochester, where she had been a resident in the memory care facility for several months.
Marilyn Angela Emanuel was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Johnsburg to Leo and Bertha Emanuel. She attended Visitation Catholic School in Stacyville, Iowa, graduating in 1954.
Marilyn was married on May 7, 1960, at St. Pius Catholic Church in Rochester to Harvey Nash. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Stewartville in 1965, where they raised their family and continued to make their home for many years. Marilyn was a homemaker and was employed at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester as a Certified Nursing Assistant for many years until her retirement. Harvey was a longtime employee for the city of Rochester Parks and Recreation Department. Mr. Nash died on Feb. 14, 2021. Marilyn was an active member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Stewartville, and thoroughly enjoyed volunteering with St. Marys Hospital Auxiliary and the Stewartville Lioness Club. She will long be remembered for her love of the Minnesota Twins, bus trips, painting pumpkins to share with others, and baking a wide variety of cookies.
Marilyn is survived by her children, Jeffrey (Julie) Nash of Ankeny, Iowa, Brian (Sylvia) Nash of Rochester, Laurie (Jay) Deihs of Arlington Heights, Illinois, and Cindy Nash of Rochester; grandchildren, Megan (Nate) Rudis, Rebecca (Matt) Cleghorn, Morgan Deihs, Samuel Deihs, Hailey Nash, Austin Nash, Jonathan (Haleigh) Nash, and Jaelynn Nash; great-grandchildren, Hallie and Garrett Rudis and Anna Nash; sisters-in-law, Coralee Emanuel, Laurel Emanuel, Gloria Engel, Florene Whipple and LaDonna Nash; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey, her parents, her four older brothers, Robert, Daniel, Carl, and Francis, and a grandson, Caleb Nash.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Stewartville with Fr. Kevin Connolly officiating. Burial and a committal service will take place at the church cemetery.
A time of visitation for family and friends will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday morning at the church.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Marilyn are welcome at

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