Marilyn J. Groen

June 29, 1938 - October 25, 2019

Marilyn J. Groen


Marilyn J. Groen, 81, of Belvidere, Illinois died peacefully, October 25, 2019 in Belvidere. She was born to Elmer and Alice (Carlson) Peterson June 29, 1938 in Belvidere. Marilyn married her sweetheart Arlyn Groen, June 2, 1973, in Belvidere. She received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing and was a nurse for many years in the surrounding areas including Madison. She was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church. She loved to travel, ski, rollerskate and sports. She especially loved the Belvidere Bucks. Marilyn was a symphony goer, loved plays and the theater. Marilyn cherished her family.

Marilyn will be dearly missed by her husband of 46 years; sister, Myrna Henry; brother, Karl Peterson; niece, Marcia Oberheim; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ronald and Mark.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Belvidere.  Pastor David Petersen will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial at Maple Cemetery in Kirkland, Illinois. Memorial contributions in her honor to hospice. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit

Service Schedule

Thursday, October 31, 2019
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Zion Lutheran Church


Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Thursday, October 31, 2019
11:00 am

Zion Lutheran Church


Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Belvidere.

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Hans Taverab 2019-12-08T19:09:46

Truly a brave woman of faith. I was privileged to be her pastor. Arly I could not attend Marilyn’ s funeral due to a doctors appointment.

Karl Otto 2019-10-30T17:57:32

I’m so sorry Marcia, for the loss of your favorite aunt. 😿 I know how close you two were. My condolences to her entire family. Love you. YFSIL

Darlene Oberheim 2019-10-29T20:29:37

Oh the memories of such a beautiful human being…Not too many like her in this world…She was a true survivor and one of God’s angels on this earth…I remember when Chuck went out on his first date and it was with her…The friendships endured for many years…My thoughts and prayers to you Arlyn and Marcia who were her guiding lights throughout her years of struggles. She taught us all many lessons throughout her lifetime. I am not going to be in town for the service and this is very difficult for me to not be with all of you during this time. great- grandbabies are celebrating their first b.days on Nov. 2nd…in Ohio..but my love, thoughts and prayers are with you…..we are all family…in our good and bad times….in sorrow and in joy…love to you….punkie.

Carole S Buhl 2019-10-28T20:29:07

So very sorry for your loss

Carole Seaton 2019-10-28T20:12:41


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