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Marion Jean (Clark) Guhin

November 2, 1923 ~ August 16, 2017 (age 93)

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August 20, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary
414 5th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Liturgical Wake Service
August 20, 2017

6:00 PM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary
414 5th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Mass of Christian Burial
August 21, 2017

10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
409 3rd Avenue SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401

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     Marion Jean Guhin, 93, of Aberdeen, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.

     Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 21, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 409 3rd Avenue SE, Aberdeen, with Father Barry Reuwsaat as celebrant.

     Marion’s wishes were to be cremated following the service with burial of her cremated remains taking place at Sacred Heart Cemetery at a later date.

     Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.  Friends may sign Marion’s online guestbook and also view her service via the live stream service link at

     Visitation will be 4-6 p.m., Sunday, at the mortuary, with a liturgical wake service beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Visitation continues one hour prior to Mass at the church on Monday.

     Memorials are preferred to Bethesda Home of Aberdeen or Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s Organ Fund.

     Condolences may be sent to:  Donna Burgard, PO Box 1303, Aberdeen, SD  57402-1303.

     Marion Jean Clark was born to Avery Charles and Genevieve Marion (Schmidt) Clark on November 2, 1923, in Lemmon, SD.  She spent her childhood on the family ranch near Keldron, SD.  Following graduation from Lemmon High School, Marion furthered her education at Northern Normal and Industrial School (now Northern State University) in Aberdeen and received her teaching certificate.

     Marion was united in marriage to Francis E. Guhin on November 27, 1942, in Webster, SD.  They renewed their vows at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Aberdeen later that year.  The couple made Aberdeen their home, where Marion was employed at St. Luke’s Hospital.  Many may remember “Mrs. Guhin” as their Labor & Delivery nurse’s aide at St. Luke’s where she worked until age 70.  Marion and Francis raised eleven children and shared over 66 years of marriage before he passed away on May 19, 2009.  Marion continued to reside in Aberdeen until the time of her death.  

     Marion’s family wishes to express their appreciation to the entire staff at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen for their compassion and the wonderful care given to Marion since she became a resident in 2010.

     Preceding Marion in death are her husband, Francis Guhin; her son, Todd Edward Guhin; her grandson, Daniel Guhin; her parents, Avery and Genevieve; her brothers, Charles Clark and Jack Clark; her sister, Mary Lee Hinegardner; her son-in-law, Roy Pulfrey; her brothers-in-law: Robert Guhin, Howard Guhin and Dick Guhin; her sisters-in-law:  Doris Nelson, Jean Walz and Margaret Port.     

     Marion Jean is survived by ten children:  Clark (Mary) of Sioux Falls, David (Paula) of Aberdeen, Paul (Joyce) of Sioux Falls, Connie (Vince) Pfeiffle of Nemo, SD, Jeannette (Brian) DeVries of Woodbury, MN, Genevieve (Mark) Rasmussen of Mesa, AZ, Carrie Pulfrey of Claremont, SD, and Donna (Dave) Burgard, Patty (Chad) Luitjens, and Robert Guhin, all of Aberdeen.  Also surviving Marion are her brother, James (Mavis) Clark of Keldron, SD; her sister, Avis Portney of Califormia; and her sisters-in-law:  Louise Clark of Aberdeen, Peggy Clark of Lemmon, Peggy Guhin of Dallas, TX, and Nancy (Guhin) Selle of Colorado.  Marion leaves a legacy of 22 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren who will miss her loving heart, as well as her homemade cinnamon rolls and buns.




Charitable donations may be made to:

Bethesda Home of Aberdeen
1224 South High Street, Aberdeen SD 57401
Tel: 1-605-225-7580

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Organ Fund
502 2nd Avenue SE, Aberdeen SD 57401
Tel: 1-605-225-7065

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