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Marylin A. Kuyper

May 3, 1952 — February 3, 2023

Marylin Kuyper 70 of Dakota City, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2023 at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital after fighting a courageous 11-year battle with cancer. Her family was at her side throughout her last hospitalization.

Marylin Ann (Witt) Kuyper was born on May 3, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois to Velma Iris (Lochner) and Wilfred James Witt. She moved to Battle Creek when she was a child and attended Battle Creek School graduating in the Class of 1970. She enjoyed participating on track, basketball and softball teams, and was proud to play second base on the State runner up 1968 fall softball team. She cherished many fond memories of her time in high school. Her love of sports continued where she attended Iowa State Cyclone football games and watched many sports at home.

She was baptized, confirmed and married at the First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. She attended the Presbyterian Church in Fort Dodge and was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Humboldt.

Marylin attended college at UNI in Cedar Falls receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. She started her career teaching science at Traer, Iowa in 1974 then taught math in the Fort Dodge school system retiring in 1996. She later substitute taught in the Humboldt school system.

She met the love of her life, Kenneth Harold Kuyper at Sitzmarkers Ski Club in 1987. They married on July 22, 1989 and were blessed with three children, Jessica Ann and twins Kessandra Iris and Kenneth Harlan. She was thrilled to be home with her children, attending all their activities, traveling with the family on summer vacations and making the best homemade pies and home cooked meals. She created the most awesome scrapbooks for her children which will be forever cherished. After the kids graduated, Marylin and Ken enjoyed traveling to many different places together. She also enjoyed bicycling and hiking with Ken, gardening, decorating the home for the holidays, and most recently took up knitting again making several baby blankets for her future grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband, Kenneth, children Jessica (Luke) Kerns and soon to arrive grandson of Harrisonburg, Virginia; Kenny (Kenzie Ross) of Iowa City, and Kessa of Memphis, Tennessee. Brother Larry (Lucy) Witt of Gibbon, NE, sister Lorraine (Bob Saunders) of Ida Grove, IA , sister-in-law Joyce (Vern) Wallinga of Sanborn, IA, nieces and nephews, JR Davis of Ute, IA, Aaron (Sarah) Davis of Altoona, IA, Clayton (Jennie) Davis of Boone, IA, Bianca (Gabriel) Abello of Gibbon NE, James (Erin Hanson) Witt of Gibbon, NE, Mike (Meagan) Wallinga of Orange City, IA, Ethanie (Mike) Pulscher of Rock Rapids, IA, and Kent (Melissa) Wallinga of Kuna, ID; extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Iris Witt, father and mother-in-law Kenneth and Elsie Kuyper.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8th at Faith United Methodist Church in Humboldt. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. The Mason-Lindhart Funeral & Cremation Service of Humboldt is in charge of the arrangements.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Faith United Methodist Church

107 N 4th St, Humboldt, IA 50548

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