Obituary Listings

Marlys S. Hester
There are condolences waiting approval on Marlys's Tribute wall
Obituary for Marlys S. Hester

Marlys S. Hester, age 80, of Shakopee, MN, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018, at N.C. Little Hospice in Edina, MN.
Born and raised in St. Francis, Minnesota, and upon completion of high school, went out to Glacier National Park to work as a housekeeper on a Dude Ranch. Upon return she attended the U of M for two years, then moved to New York City to live with friends and work as a reservationist with Northwest Airlines.
This is where she met Jerry. After marrying in July 1963, they moved to Minneapolis, then Eagan, and finally settled in Shakopee in 1972.
Marlys was a stay at home mom of four children until about 1977 when she joined the workforce of the Shakopee School system as a Chapter One teacher assisting elementary children with math and reading skills. She made many lifelong friends there.
Some of her hobbies include golfing, traveling, gardening, and many crafts. Many friends treasure the hand crafted cards she was so well known for. Games were a large part of Marlys’ life. She played hearts, scrabble, bunko, mahjong, and kings in the corner with family, friends, and on the computer.
Traveling was very important to her life. Jerry and her took many weekend trips around the state as well as big trips, Hawaii and Ireland being her favorites.
She cherished family time with kids and grandkids, getting together was looked forward to and always an event!
Marlys was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; and son, Steven. Survivors include her children, Jeffrey, Eric (Lenka), Jill (Jeff) Klaseus; grandchildren, Jonathon, Timmy, Emma, Claira, Anna and Colin; brothers, Bernard “Bud” (Jackie) and Duane (Linda) Kennen.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Marlys S. Hester, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events





10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379





11:00 AM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379

Officiating is Reverend Mary Keen.

Cemetery Details


Valley Cemetery

1639-1851 4th Ave E
Shakopee, MN 55379

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association

2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.


Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Marlys S. Hester

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Marlys

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.