January 10, 1940 - January 21, 2022
Marilyn Raine of Fort Dodge, joined her husband, Rex Raine, in Heaven, Friday (Jan 21, 2022) night just in time for a date in her Eternal Home. She was born January 10, 1940 in Storm Lake to John and Stella (Hatch) Heath, living on a farm and graduating from Hayes High School in 1957. She then attended a business school in Omaha for a year. She met the love of her life, Rex, and married him Oct 17, 1959, making Fort Dodge her home. She worked in insurance industry until daughter, Renee, was born. She became a wonderful, caring Stay-at-Home Mom, supporting Riverside Elementary School volunteering in class rooms and active in PTO. She coached Renee’s basketball teams at Riverside, not only increasing team skills but driving a car load of the team back home after practices. Marilyn started working in Fort Dodge School District as a Teacher Associate, seldom missing a day of work at Highland Park then the High School, retiring in 2000. Volunteering in the community was a thread in her fabric of life. Marilyn was a member of the First United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School, baking minimum 100 bundt cakes and salads and serving attendees of church funerals by washing dishes by hand. If you were fortunate enough to know Marilyn and you had a death in your family, you’d have a salad or bundt cake on your kitchen table from her too! She and Rex were members of the Plane Crazies group volunteering at Fly Ins for small planes at the FD airport. Her competitive side came out when playing 500 with both Ladies and Mixed Card Clubs. Rooting for the Fort Dodge Girls Basketball teams playing at the Iowa Girls Basketball tournament in Des Moines was a must as she relished time with girlfriends driving down and returning with fun stories of the car rides as much as the scores of the team. Retiring provided Marilyn the freedom to winter in Texas warmth, purchasing a home at Texas Trails. Tending to flowers and orange trees, staying active riding her bike and water aerobics plus volunteering at pancake breakfasts along with an occasional day trip to Mexico filled her time happily. Marilyn was also a dedicated supporter of the Webster County Republicans, volunteering her time at the headquarters, calling voters, detailing meeting notes as Secretary. She was recognized for her efforts recently being the first recipient of the Tom Latham Award. Marilyn had a heart of gold and silver, always greeting you with a beautiful smile, ensuring you felt important. Mailing Birthday Cards to friends and family was a long time hobby of hers. She picked out the perfect card and planned to have it delivered on the birthday, not prior or post. Serving others was her passion. We are all better humans for having her in our lives. Family left to share memories of this incredible woman is Daughter, Renee (Dennis) Haugland, Grandsons Rex and Rece Haugland, Sister Deb (Larry) Behn, Nephews Larry (Sheri) Raine, Dean (Michelle) Raine, Dustin (Diann) Behn, Niece Kari (Scott) Kilstrom, along with Cousins, Great Nephews and Great Nieces. Marilyn is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Rex, along with parents John and Stella Heath. Memorials in her honor may be addressed to the Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery, Wreaths Across America or a random act of kindness to bring a smile to someone’s face.
Marilyn Raine of Fort Dodge, joined her husband, Rex Raine, in Heaven, Friday (Jan 21, 2022) night just in time for a date in her Eternal Home. She was born January 10, 1940 in Storm Lake to John and Stella (Hatch) Heath, living on a farm and... View Obituary & Service Information
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