In memory of

Marilyn Henrich

February 11, 1930 - November 4, 2020
From: Newell, IA
Marilyn Henrich

Marilyn Henrich

Born: February 11, 1930
Died: November 4, 2020
Age: 90
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   Marilyn Henrich, age 90 of Newell, IA, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Newell Good Samaritan Society in Newell. Marilyn Alice Westcott was born on February 11, 1930, to parents William and Alice (Dahm) Westcott in Nemaha, IA.

   Marilyn attended grade school and high school at Delaware Township School in Nemaha and graduated with the Class of 1947. She was a fierce basketball player and helped the team take it all the way to state in 1946. After graduating high school, Marilyn attended AIB in Des Moines where she played AAU basketball for two years. She was elected captain of her team during her second year. She and her team played in the National AAU Tournament in St. Joseph, MO, both years she attended and she worked for the Girls Athletic Union both years as well.

   On September 22, 1949, Marilyn married Edwin Henrich at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early, IA. This union was blessed with seven children: Tom, Susan, Mike, Sally, Cindy, James, and Sara. They raised their family on a farm near Newell where she and Ed remained until retiring and moving to town in 2001. In the mid-1970’s Ed and Marilyn opened The Villager restaurant in Sac City where Marilyn worked for almost twenty years. She was always very well known for her delicious pies and warm hospitality.

   Marilyn was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sac City. Both she and Ed were very active in sports throughout their lifetimes playing basketball, softball, bowling, and golf. She was an avid quilter who loved getting together to quilt with her friends. They named themselves the “Stitch Bitchers Quilt Club” and had a lot of fun over the years. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Tom Henrich of Storm Lake, IA, Mike Henrich of Newell, IA, Sally Henrich of Omaha, NE, Cindy Henrich (Alan Gibson) of St. Louis Park, MN, James (Stacy) Henrich of Ankeny, IA, and Sara Eben of Greeley, CO; grandchildren: Steven (Sarah) Seehusen, Christopher (Meghann) Henrich, Tracey (Mike) Fogarty, Jace (Mandy) Henrich, Carlie (Christopher) Weidner, Heather (Phil) Smith, Payton (Steven) Fox, Cheyenne, Benjamin, Reilly and Chance Eben; great-grandchildren: Andrew, Gabriel and Lydia Seehusen, Nova Lyn and Axel Fogarty, Hannah Henrich, Isla Weidner, Quinn and Decker Smith; brother Jerry (Pat) Westcott; sisters-in-law Teresa Westcott,  Frances Westcott, Bernice (Bris) Skiles; many extended family members and friends.

   She was preceded in death by her husband Ed Henrich; daughter Susan Henrich-Eakins; daughter-in-law Barbara Henrich; parents Cecil and Alice Westcott; brothers Richard “Dick” Westcott and Robert Westcott; and special aunt Agnes Latta.

Private Family Graveside
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Newell Cemetery
Newell, Iowa

Father Larry McCarty
Newell Cemetery
Newell, Iowa


Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 10:56 AM
“So sorry for your loss Marilyn was a sweet lady, always had a good story and loved her family. My sympathies on your loss.”
- Leigh Schultz
Friday, November 20, 2020 at 10:38 AM
“Your mom was one of the best. I hope you can find comfort in those few words. Your family seemed like an extension of mine and a big part was your mom.”
- Brian Heide
Friday, November 13, 2020 at 9:03 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Your Mother was always so warm and friendly. My time in Newell was short, but the your family left a big imprint. Thanks for the memories. Steve”
- Steve and Rachel Rosenboom
Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 12:49 PM
“I am so sad to hear of the passing of Marilyn! I worked at the V in the late 80's/early 90's. That was my 1st job, other than babysitting. She was so kind and a little bit tough. She had great patience with this teenager. I will never forget when she put her trust in me to run the grill during Sunday morning breakfast. I was in awe of how dedicated she was to making pies for Sunday dinner. My prayers for you and your family. ”
- Kim Johnson-Herbst
Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:54 AM
“Got my first job (off the farm) at the Villager working for Henrichs. Marilyn and the entire Henrich family became a big part of my life in the late 70s. The lessons I learned from Marilyn served me well in my professional life. I have always considered myself fortunate to have been welcomed into their family. God Bless each one of you with strength and wisdom as you work through this difficult time. All my Love! ”
- Brian Fort
Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:54 AM
“Praying for your family. Marilyn was very special to me and I will miss her dearly. ”
- Samantha Corrin
Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:54 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Our blessings!”
- Steven abd Rachel Rosenboom
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