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Marlyn F. Flanders

January 6, 1944 — March 7, 2024

Devils Lake

Marlyn F. Flanders

Marlyn Flanders, 80, of Calvin, ND, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at the Grigg’s County Care Center in Cooperstown, ND.   

Marlyn Fay (Stone) Flanders was born on January 6, 1944, in Langdon, to Albert and Marie (Rossenborg) Stone.  Her family made their home in Vang, ND before moving to Calvin.  Marlyn graduated from Calvin High School in 1962 and St. Andrew’s School of Nursing (Bottineau, ND) in 1965.  

Marlyn married Richard Flanders on November 6, 1965.   They lived in Devils Lake, and she began her career as a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital.  A few years later they moved to their farm by Calvin, and Marlyn began working at Cavalier County Memorial Hospital (Langdon, ND).   In addition to nursing, Marlyn worked on the farm and was the clerk for Grey Township.

She worked as a nurse in Langdon for 30+ years.   After Marlyn retired from the hospital, she served on the hospital board for three years and did physicals for insurance companies.  She enjoyed going to people’s homes and continuing to work as a nurse.  She was heartbroken that her work as a nurse had to stop when she began treatments for breast cancer in 2011.  

Richard and Marlyn had one daughter, Kari, on August 27, 1975.  As a family, they enjoyed going on downhill skiing vacations, camping, and fishing.   Marlyn loved music.  She attended many concerts and theatre productions with family and friends.  She also enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and sudoku.  

In later years, Richard and Marlyn became members of the Greater Dakota Classics Club in Devils Lake.  She enjoyed traveling to car shows around the state and visiting with other car enthusiasts.  

Marlyn was a well-respected nurse and often received phone calls from family and friends for her medical opinion.  She was a considerate, kind woman who was always willing to listen and help whenever possible.  Marlyn will be remembered for many things.  She was a loving wife and mother, and not afraid to speak her mind about what she felt was important.  Marlyn’s infectious smile and laugh will remain in the hearts of the many people she touched over the years. 

Marlyn was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Marie (Rossenborg) Stone; sisters, Myrna Stone and Betty Murphy; brothers, Floyd Stone and Marvin Stone; and brother-in-law Duaine Flanders.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Flanders; daughter Kari (David) Hill of Overly, ND; brothers, Merlyn (Arlys) Stone and Arvid (Joan) Stone; Sister-in-law Annalee Stone; Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law Mack and Janice (Flanders) Evans; Sister-in-law Peggy Flanders; and many nieces and nephews.  

 Gathering of Family and Friends will be at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake ND on Friday, March 15, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a time of prayer and remembrance at 6:00 p.m.  

Funeral Services will be on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the Langdon Presbyterian Church with Reverend Sue Mackey officiating. Burial will be in the Corinthian Cemetery, rural Calvin at a later date. 

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Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Friday, March 15, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Time of Prayer and Remembering

Friday, March 15, 2024

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 16, 2024

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