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July 20, 2019

6/19/2019 3:18:00 PM
Clarlyn Green

Clarlyn Green, 87, of Mt. Lake died June 11, 2019, at her home in Mt. Lake.
A Celebration of Life service was Friday at Windom Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Merwin Dick officiating.
Special music was provided by Courtney Ryberg, pianist.
Casket bearers were Michael Kispert, Daniel Green, Philip Batzlaff, Matthew Batzlaff, Mark Kispert and Stanley Green.
Burial was at Mt. Lake Christian Reformed Cemetery in rural Mt. Lake.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.sturmfh.com.
Clarlyn May Rutgers was born May 25, 1932, to Bernard and Effie (Zylstra) Rutgers in Worthington. She attended country school and Brewster High School, graduating in 1950.
Following graduation, she worked at the Worthington Hospital.
In 1952, Clarlyn married Owen Green and moved to the Mt. Lake area. For several years after marriage, she worked at the hospital in Comfrey. Owen and Clarlyn stayed in the Mt. Lake area where they lived, farmed and raised their three children.
They retired from farming in 1996 and a year later moved to Windom.
Clarlyn was a member of Mt. Lake Christian Reformed Church. When it closed, Clarlyn and Owen attended Windom Evangelical Free Church, where she was a member of White Cross and completed many sewing projects for White Cross Missions.
She also volunteered for many years at Good Samaritan Society-The Village in Mt. Lake and for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Windom. Her volunteer work with RSVP included 10 years at Winfair Elementary School in Windom.
Clarlyn enjoyed baking, gardening, flowers, crocheting, sewing and helping others.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen in January 2019; an infant brother; a sister, Joann; brothers, John Rutgers and Harold Rutgers; and sisters-in-law: Dorothy Rutgers, Clarice Rutgers, Rena Rutgers and Pat Rutgers.
Survivors include her three children: Elaine (Richard) Batzlaff of Plymouth, Stanley (Sallie) Green of Willmar and Mary (Mark) Kispert of Mt. Lake; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers: Richard Rutgers, Garet (Janis) Rutgers and Myron Rutgers; a sister, Lois Brink; and a sister-in-law, Vonnie Rutgers.

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