Marilyn Joyce Bruxvoort, age 87 of Mitchellville, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Taylor House hospice in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Prairie City Christian Reformed Church. Burial will follow at Waveland Cemetery. Visitation for Marilyn will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be directed to Teen Challenge of the Midlands or Hope Ministries. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com
The daughter of Joe and Marie (Van Gilst) Sjaardema, Marilyn was born on January 10, 1932, in Reasnor, Iowa. She graduated from Newton High School in 1950. On December 5, 1950, she was united in marriage to Richard Bruxvoort at the Christian Reformed Church in Newton. Marilyn worked for many years at Samson Electric in Prairie City. She was a member of the Prairie City Christian Reformed Church. Marilyn enjoyed traveling, reading, playing piano and puzzles. Her greatest joy, however was the time she spent with her family.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Richard; four children, Ron (Nancy) Bruxvoort, Duane (Marcia) Bruxvoort, Sheryl (Rod) Pierce and Craig (Sherry Lynn) Bruxvoort; eight grandchildren, Brandon (Megan) Bruxvoort, Ryan (Brooke) Bruxvoort, Chrissie (Andy) Weyenberg, Daniel (Monica) Bruxvoort, Katie (Dan) Lickteig, Michael (Lexi) Pierce, Joni (Mike) Pierce and Ash Bruxvoort; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Alene Fopma and a brother, George (Lucille) Sjaardema. Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother-in-law, Earl Fopma.
"To Uncle Richard, Cousins: Duane, Ron, Craig and Sherry and their families: So sorry to hear of Aunt Marilyn's passing. We had some great times playing with all your toys upstairs when we came to visit. I also remember coming to see all the dogs you used to have. I loved the big white fuzzy dogs! I have some great memories. So sorry I can't be there. My sincere condolences to all of you.
"Marilyn and I shared the same name for 19 years. She was a wonderful mother, wife and most of all a great sister-in-law. I shared my 3rd birthday with her and my brother Richard for it was on that date they got married. You will be missed but we have wonderful memories. Marilyn(Bruxvoort)Fitzgerald"