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Marilyn Therese Windschitl

Marilyn Therese Windschitl age 87, of Springfield, MN died on January 25, 2022, at her home in Springfield, MN.

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 30, 2022, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel and will continue on Monday from 9:30 am until 10:30 am at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth.

There will be a Parish Prayer Service on Sunday at 2:00 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield

Service will be held at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs on Monday at 10:30 am.

Interment will be at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs Catholic Cemetery in Leavenworth..

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield, MN. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Marilyn Therese Windschitl was born the daughter of William and Angeline (Schroepfer) Sturm on November 11, 1934, in Springfield, MN. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1952 and then attended nursing school in Mankato for 1 year. On September 20, 1950, Marilyn met her future husband, Edwin Windschitl, at George’s Ballroom in New Ulm. The couple was engaged prior to him leaving for his years in the service. Marilyn and Edwin were married on June 6, 1956, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Springfield. She worked for many years at the Sleepy Eye Hospital as an LPN and also cared for the elderly in their homes. In 1960, the family moved to a farm in Mulligan Township, near Leavenworth. Marilyn continued her nursing career at the Springfield Hospital until becoming a full-time homemaker. Later, she worked at V&S Variety, Victorian Gardens and ‘Tis a Gift all in Springfield. Marilyn and Edwin moved to Springfield in 2001. She was a member of the Church of the Japanese Martyrs and was involved with the Christian Mothers and CCW and served as a sacristan for 29 years. Marilyn enjoyed embroidering, word finds, puzzles, reading, gardening, baking, and traveling. She loved all kinds of birds, and had many collectibles including Terry Redlin prints, angels, and many other items. Marilyn enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren’s activities.

She is survived by her husband Edwin of Springfield; children – Lori (Craig) Bielen of Springfield, Dean Windschitl of Brooklyn Park, Jacalyn (Douglas) Helget of New Ulm, and Kelli (David) Jensen of Comfrey; grandchildren – Crystal (Dustin) Cole, Matthew (Jessica) Bielen, Zachary and Nicholas Windschitl, Derek, Collin, and Jenna Helget, and Megan, Allison, and Cindy Jensen; and great grandchildren – Ryan and Evan Bielen. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents William “Mike” and Angeline Sturm, sister Judy Arnoldi, brother Michael Sturm, grandson Jake Windschitl, parents-in-law Ferdinand and Clara Windschitl and Edwin’s family members.

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