Marlys B. (Bliss) Lindquist, 74, of Cambridge, passed away July 14, 2013, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Marlys was born March 19, 1939 to Ernest and Eunice (Swanson) Bliss at the Braham Hospital. She grew up in Greeley and attended Rush City Schools. She was baptized in the St. Croix River and confirmed at the Rush City Baptist Church.
In October 1955, she married Donald Weston and had four children. She became a mother and housewife at an early age living in Rush City before moving to Cambridge. In July 1965, she married Albert Treichel and had two more children. After Albert’s passing, she continued living on the farm. In July 1975, she married Leslie Lindquist and they continued to reside in Cambridge.
During her life, she was employed at Cambridge Municipal Liquor Store as bookkeeper, the Cambridge Egg Company, Grandview Christian Home as an LPN and in housekeeping and then became self-employed for many years.
She enjoyed camping, fishing, collecting, reading and trying new recipes from her numerous cookbooks, spending time with her grandchildren either watching them play sports, school events or by the camp fire. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Les of 38 years, her six children: Keith Weston, of Isanti; Cindy Weston, of Rush City; Linda Boster and husband Mike, of Isanti; Debra Anderson and husband Greg, of Zimmerman; Dale Treichel, of Minnetonka; and Karen Westberg and husband Bruce, of Cambridge; her ten grandchildren: Isaac, Nathan (Michelle), Evyn, Levi, Leanna, Rachel (Justin), Gregory (Larissa), Tessa, Lydia and Amanda; her four great-grandchildren: Ayden, Amelia, Jamie and Ethan; two brothers: Ray “Sonny” Bliss and wife Lois, of Brunswick; Lowell Bliss and wife Jeanine, of Burnsville; her brother-in-law Dennis Lindquist and wife Charlotte, of Cambridge; and sister-in-law Cheryl Sauter of Goodrich, N.D.; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest F. and Eunice B. Bliss, two husbands, Donald Weston and Albert Treichel; brother-in-law Glen Sauter; three grandsons, Zachery, Travis and Shaun.
Funeral Service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Cambridge Lutheran Church with Rev. David Everett officiating. Organist was Mary Kay O’Neill and pianist was Evyn Weston. Pallbearers were her ten grandchildren: Isaac, Nathan, Evyn, Levi, Leanna, Rachel, Gregory, Tessa, Lydia, and Amanda. Interment will be at a later date at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Online condolences and photographic memories can be viewed at carlsonlillemoen.com. Arrangements were with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cambridge, Minn.