Marilyn Mae Gugelman of Stockville, passed away from cancer on Monday, October 5, 2020 at Great Plains Hospital in North Platte, NE. She was 88 years young.
Marilyn was born on July 29, 1932 to Clarence and Grace (Wilson) Woodring. Marilyn, along with her older siblings, Marvin and Merna, was raised on a farm north of Stockville on the edge of the Medicine Creek. They rode the family horse to school and had a great time on the banks of the creek if it wasn’t flooding. Then they had several close calls.
Marilyn graduated in 1949 at the age of 16 from Stockville High School. She then attended Kearney Normal Summer School and Marilyn began her teaching career at a country grade school near where her current farm home is, at the ripe old age of 18.
Marilyn married Donald Dale Gugelman at the Stockville courthouse on May 24th, 1953. They moved to the Gottlieb Gugelman farmstead and began their lifelong journey of farming and loving and raising all kinds of different animals and poultry. They soon started their family of human children and continued for 18 years until they had a houseful of five. They were very concerned and caring of all children, so some holidays they would have many extra children in the house. Marilyn just stretched the table out and added more plates.
Marilyn was a jack of all trades, and did a lot of the home repair, driving tractors, doctoring animals and children or whatever needed doing. She especially loved her big gardens, flowers and trees. She nursed many birds and wild animals back to health. Marilyn devoted most of her time to her home and family, but still had time to teach a couple years after she had children and worked briefly at the Stockville courthouse.
Marilyn spent all her life volunteering. She was a member of the Stockville Congregational Church and Fellowship Group, Bible Study, Stockville Women’s Club, Hobby Club, and Friendship Circle Card Club. In her younger years she was very active in 4-H as a leader and 4-H judge at the county fair. She spent each year planning her exhibits for the fair so there would be lots of crafts, canning and gardening exhibits for people to see. Her baby quilts even made it in 2020 in spite of her health and Covid-19.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Don Gugelman, her much loved older sister, Merna Schleeman and her grandson-in-law, Rob Brown. Her older brother, Marvin Woodring, passed away two hours after Marilyn did.
Surviving Marilyn are her daughters, Cheryl and husband Tim Teel, Deb and husband Mark Shirley, Teresa and husband Tracy Gardner; sons, Marty and wife Christy Gugelman and Steven Gugelman.
Grandchildren include Tiffany and Jay Waldron, Laura and Alex Pollack, Casey and Jamie Gugelman, Josh Shirley, Kendra and Zach Robinson, Brett and Megan Teel, Jordan Gardner and Sierra Kurth, Colyn, Noah, and Brodee Gugelman, 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her passing will leave a huge hole in her family and community. Memorials can be given to the Stockville Congregational Church. Friends can leave on-line condolences at lockenourfh.com. Visitation will be held at the Congregational Church in Stockville on Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 4:00 pm till 6:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the Community Build at the Fairgrounds in Stockville on Monday at 11:00 AM with Suzi Harland officiating.. An Inurnment will take place at Fort McPherson at a future date. Lockenour-Jones Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
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