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Mariellyn Kuske CFO, age 74, of Waverly passed away on
Thursday, February 23, 2023 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

She was born on May 15, 1948 in Dickinson, ND, the
daughter of Roy and Hermoine (Fisher) Young Hartquist.
(A. Milton), all of whom preceded her in death.
Mariellyn was joined in holy marriage to Michael J. Kuske
on June 1, 1968 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in
Milwaukee, WI. God blessed their marriage with two

Mariellyn had a great career as President of Vitaldyne,
Inc. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in
Waverly. Mariellyn was also an active member of Alanon
and an Associate of School Sisters of Notre Dame,

She had “itchy feet” and therefore enjoyed traveling,
canoeing, and kayaking. Mariellyn was a voracious reader
and was a librarian early in her career. She was fond of
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gardening and many arts. Her hobbies were just like her,
bringing color and joy into people’s lives. She was a giving
soul who always made you feel special, loved talking to
anyone, generous and had a huge heart.

Survived by a loving husband of ^fty-four years: Michael J.
Kuske; daughters: Margaret Munson (Bruce) of Maple
Lake and Michelle Kuske (Dick) of Howard Lake;
grandchildren: Zachery (Paige) Zuelzke, Abby Munson,
Sarah Zuelzke (Jason) and Alexandra “Gus” Munson; greatgrandchildren:
Nora, Noah, and Belle; siblings: Barbara
Wetzel, Robert (Penny) Young and Nancy (Wayne)
Lindstrom; many other relatives and a host of friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mariellyn Kuske will be held
on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church in Waverly.

A visitation will be held AT THE CHURCH on Thursday,
March 2, 2023 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to
Mass on Friday, March 3.

“ please feel free to wear bright colors in celebration
of the brightness Mariellyn brought into our lives”

Casket bearers will be Zachery Zuelzke, Abby Munson,
Sarah Zuelzke, Alexandra Munson, Paul Lindstrom, and
Buck Wetzel.

In lieu of jowers, a donation is suggested to one of
Mariellyn’s favorite charities: Theresa Living Center
(, St. Paul; School Sisters of
Notre Dame (www.ssndcentralpaci^, Wild Rivers
Conservancy (, women’s
health initiative of Multicolores (

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, MN is serving the

On-line condolences can be expressed at

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