April 19, 1938 – Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Word of Peace Lutheran Church, Rogers, MN
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael, MN
Monday, December 29, 2014
Marlys Jennie (Henslin) Reetz, age 76, died at Clare Bridge in Plymouth, MN on Wednesday, December 24 2014, following a stroke.
Born April 19th, 1938, in Lone Tree Township, Minnesota, to Jennie Kate (Gerdes) and Carl Christoph Anton Henslin.
She attended a one-room school house close to home and graduated from Clara City High School in 1955 as class valedictorian. She went to work for Pan American Airlines in San Francisco and returned to Minnesota to work at the Clara City Bank. She lived in Minneapolis where she worked for the Honeywell corporation, sold houses for Good Value Homes, and returned to Honeywell to serve as a production control coordinator with her Bachelors degree in Business from the University of Minnesota.
While living in the Twin Cities area she met Arvid John Reetz. They were married on September 13, 1959 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City, MN. She loved shopping and traveling across the country and around the globe. With her family, Marlys visited much of the eastern United States from New York to Florida. After retirement she and Arvid traveled the world. They visited most of Europe (England, Germany, Italy and Spain) Morocco in North Africa, China, Australia and New Zealand. Closer to home, Marlys was a member Peace Lutheran Church in Blaine, Minnesota and later Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers, Minnesota. She was also an active member of the Red Hat Society.
Marlys always taught by example and many of her most important lessons came in the last years of her life: Dance when you can’t walk, Sing when you can’t talk and try to Smile when you are sad.
She is survived by her sister Muriel Reiners, her son Steve Reetz and her daughter Julie Henthorne, her son-in-law Eric and her grandchildren