Marlyn Christensen


September 28, 1935 - February 13, 2020


Marlyn Christensen, 84, of Mitchell died, Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell, SD. A memorial service will be at a later date under the direction of Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Marlyn K. Christensen was born September 28, 1935 to Wilmar and Myrtle Christensen on a farm in rural Turner County, near Viborg, SD. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Spring Valley Church. He attended District #44 country school, graduating from Hurley High School in 1953. He worked for Cushing Construction installing telephones in South Dakota, Kansas and Illinois until 1956 when he enrolled at SDSU. He married Corinne Peterson on September 1, 1957 at Viborg, SD. He graduated with a degree in Pharmacy in 1960. They moved to Mitchell, and Marly worked at Kress Drug and Scallin Drug until 1963 when he and Corinne purchased the Clinic Pharmacy in Delaney Clinic. He closed the pharmacy in 1992, and worked at the Medicine Shoppe, Dakota Pharmacy and the Avera Outpatient Pharmacy until 1998 when he retired.

Marly served as a Board Member and President of the Mitchell Area Development Corporation from 1988 to 1994.

He was appointed to the Board of Pharmacy in 1985 by Governor Bill Janklow, and was a member of Jaycee’s, Lion's, Duck's Unlimited and Elks. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, and served on the council. He was a part owner of the Corn Palace Broadcasting Company from 1979 to 1997.

In his free time Marly enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends.

He is survived by his wife, Corinne; sons, Eric and Carl; grandsons, Skyler and Shaye; great grandson, Sebashtian; and brother, Larry (Elna) Christensen.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Darrell.




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Posted by Cindy Graham on February 24, 2020
Corrine, sending thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Posted by Karen VanOverschelde on February 20, 2020
Condolences, thoughts and prayers to Carl, Eric and the whole Christensen family🙏💛🙏
Posted by Del& Kathleen Schuh on February 19, 2020
Our sympathies to all the family. lots of great memories hanging out with Marly
Posted by dick and kay bailey on February 19, 2020
our sympathy's to all the family upon the loss of one so dear to all the family.

truly enjoyed my days at delaney clinic and time spent with marley and all the clinic group
a truly special group of workers of which marly was very much included, as well as church.

Corinne, you are in our thoughts and prayers............the bailey family

Posted by Craig Godfrey on February 19, 2020
Corrine you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! I’m very sorry for your loss!
Posted by Becky Zirpel on February 18, 2020
I just saw this in the Mitchell paper. Please know our prayers are with you Corinne, Eric and Carl. Heaven definitely gained a beautiful soul.
Posted by Mark McMahon on February 18, 2020
Deepest sympathies to you. May Marly rest in peace.
Posted by Kay Schoenfelder on February 17, 2020
Sending my sympathy to your family. Will keep u in my prayers
Posted by Peggy Kowall on February 17, 2020
Our sympathies to you and your family. I always enjoyed the years we worked together at Delaney Clinic.
Posted by Shirley Wuertzer on February 16, 2020
so sorry for your loss. Prayers
Posted by Becky, John Hollmann and LJ Titze on February 16, 2020
Our sympathies to your family. Marly was a kind man and enjoyed visiting with him often over the years. He will be missed!
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