Marylouise Patricia Forsythe 88, of Madelia, died on June 18, 2018

Marylouise Patricia Forsythe 88, of Madelia, died on June 18, 2018, at the Madelia Community Hospital. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel and will continue on Friday from 10 a.m. until 11a.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church-Madelia. Service will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church-Madelia, on Friday, June 22, at 1 a.m. The clergy will be Rev. Krista Strum. Interment will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Madelia. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel in Madelia. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Marylouise Patricia (Sharratt) Forsythe was born Nov. 4, 1929 in Russell, to Arnold and Anna (Van Breason) Sharratt. She attended Tyler Minnesota High School and graduated in 1947. She met and later married Robert Forsythe in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on March 14, 1947, and four children were born to them. They lived in Tyler for 10 years and then moved to Madelia in 1957. As a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she was active in the Circle, WELC, The Doll Project and Quilting. She was a volunteer to call Bingo at Luther Memorial Home for many years. Marylouise enjoyed many hobbies including, crocheting, watching TV, quilting, playing cards and was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins. Her passion was sewing and making potholders.

Marylouise is survived by her children: Gary (Val) Forsythe of Albert Lea, James (Wanda) Forsythe of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Nancy (Gary) Blickem of Madelia and Susan (Alan) Nundahl of Murfressboro, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; one step-grandchild; ten great-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Forsythe in 2002; sisters: Darlene Pochardt, Shirley Kells; brothers: Merlyn and Lyle Sharratt; step-grandchildren, Kevin and Kenneth Blickem.