Marilyn Jean Fors-Roby
Marilyn Jean Fors-Roby

July 20, 1934 - February 26, 2017
Born in Carroll, Iowa
Resided in Burnsville, MN
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Marilyn Jean Fors-Roby, 82, of Burnsville, MN, formerly of Des Moines and Madrid, IA, passed away February 26, 2017.

Born July 20, 1934 in Carroll, IA to the late Eugene and Marguerite Downey, Marilyn lived most of her life in Iowa. She graduated from East High School in 1952 and married the late William Fors in 1943. They had four children together, Randa Wieck (Lyle Spilman), Valorie Winkelhake, Marilee Darling (Bill) and Bill Fors (Jane).

She is survived by her children, 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and the 9th due in May, and brother Robert Downey (Sally) and sister Joan Lonsbury.

She was preceded in death by Bill Fors and her second husband Bill Roby.

Marilyn loved spending time at her cabin in Northern Minnesota and playing cards, especially bridge. She was very active throughout her life with volunteering, including PTA, church, Camp Fire Girls, and Greater Love of Madrid. She will be missed by her large extended family and many friends.

A memorial service will be Saturday, April 8, 2017, 3:00pm, Grandview Park Chapel, 3211 Hubbell Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317. The family will greet friends that day from 1 to 3pm prior to the service. A reception at the funeral home will follow the service.

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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Saturday, April 8, 2017
3:00 PM
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