Lien, Marlys Marie (nee Erdman)

Lien, Marlys Marie (nee Erdman)

February 20, 1953 – September 8, 2015
Age 63 of Fridley, passed away on September 8, 2015. Marlys was preceded in death by her mother, Delpa Marie Erdman and father, Walter Ewalt Erdman. She is survived by her only child, Derick Lee Amundson. “Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name forever be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of site? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well!” Party of Remembrance held for her by her son and family. Please contact her son, Derick, at 763-777-0178 for all details. Come celebrate a life so loved, a woman so missed and memories so cherished. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 13, 2015)