Marsha Kumlien

June 2, 1964 - December 18, 2021

Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church.

Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 21 at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton, SD.

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 Marsha Kay Kumlien, age 57, died Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Ava’s house in Sioux Falls, SD.  Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 21 at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton, SD.  Visitation, with family present, will be Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society.  www.andersonandsonsfh.com

          Marsha was born on June 2, 1964 in Canton, SD to Glenn Allen and Evelyn (McKenney) Homandberg.  She graduated from West Lyon High School in 1982.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Nettleton.  She worked at a land title company, Sweetman Construction, and spent 29 years and 3 months in the finance department at the City of Sioux Falls.  She married Alan Kumlien on August 12, 2006.    She was a former Sioux Falls Business Woman of the Year and Secretary of the Year.  She was also a member and past treasurer of the Sioux Falls Genealogy Club.

          Marsha loved genealogy, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, going to movies and concerts, and spending time with her family.  She also taught Sunday School for many years.  She will be remembered for loving her family, being an organizer, her red hair and her always positive attitude.

          Marsha is survived by her husband Alan; sons, Joey (Caiti) Kumlien, Craig Kumlien, Austin Kumlien; daughter, Amanda Kumlien and Katee Kumlien; brother, Mike (Esther) Homandberg; nieces, LeAnna Homandberg, Kara (Dylan) Van Holtum, Lydia Homandberg, and Audra Homandburg; grandchildren, Bo, Lane, Travis, Weston, and Adam McManus; along with many extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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  1. Stephanie on December 18, 2021 said:

    Very sorry to hear of Marsha’s passing. She had lots of interests and hobby, and she was very kind.

  2. Kathy Bahnson on December 19, 2021 said:

    So sorry for your loss prayers for all of you

  3. Jeanie on December 19, 2021 said:

    Marsha will certainly be missed. I will have many wonderful memories of her. She was a joy to work with.

  4. Wilma Romereim on December 19, 2021 said:

    Al and family you have my deepest sympathy.

  5. Susan Leo and Ray Gardner. on December 19, 2021 said:

    You have our prayers so sorry for your loss. Marsha was a very kind and loving person. You take care of yourself now.

  6. Eileen Halverson on December 20, 2021 said:

    Sorry to hear of Marsha’s passing. She was a member of our Daughter’s of Norway Lodge#54 in Sioux Falls. We only had a brief time with her before she became ill. She was an enthusiastic member and a joy to know.

  7. Jodi on December 20, 2021 said:

    So sorry for your loss. Marsha was a faithful library user and I will miss her quick smile and cheerful disposition.

  8. Mac and Carol McEntee on December 20, 2021 said:

    Alan. So sorry with the loss of Marsha…

  9. Loetitia on December 20, 2021 said:

    Thank you for allowing me to spend time with you and Marsha, she will be missed. Prayers to you all.

  10. Karen Leffler on December 20, 2021 said:

    My sympathies to the Kumlien families.

  11. Vern & Sharon Bultje on December 20, 2021 said:

    We are so sorry to learn of Marcia’s passing. Vern and “the girls” always liked meeting for lunch and catching up on all the news since they all worked together at Sweetman’s. We were so thrilled to be invited to her last birthday party and was so glad she was in seemingly good health then. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are currently wintering in Mesa, AZ so we regret we cannot personally extend our sympathy to you.

  12. Norma Barnes on December 20, 2021 said:

    I didn’t meet Marsha until she joined our Daughters of Norway lodge in Sioux Falls in March of 2018. She was so warm and friendly, with a great welcoming smile, that everyone instantly liked her. She was always ready to volunteer to help with any project or event until her health prevented her participation, but we were lucky to have her with us for the short time that we did. God blessed us with her presence.

  13. Kurt Tommeraasen on December 20, 2021 said:

    She will be missed but not forgotten in our hearts. I am sending thoughts and prayers for the family. I always enjoyed visiting with Marsha at family gatherings. Or just getting an email from her.

  14. Darcie on December 20, 2021 said:

    Marsha was a kind, generous, quiet soul who just like her mom always made sure to stay connected with everyone-family meant a lot to her. Just as Aunt Evelyn used to write regular letters to so many of us that didn’t live back near family, Marsha kept in touch thru frequent emails. She was always on top of the latest birth, wedding, graduation, etc and I loved hearing from her. She was also one of the stable pillars of our every 3 year Mckenney reunion that was started so many years ago by our Aunt Andy. Our reunion in 2022 will not be the same without her and Aunt Andy to keep us organized. She will be missed dearly. May she finally be at peace and free of pain. God bless you Marsha, and our thoughts and prayers are with you Al,and MIke & Esther and the rest of the family at this time of saddness. Just know Marsha will live in in our hearts thru our many wonderful memories of her. Wish we could be there for the funeral. Love The Hupperts (Fred & Darcie, Ryan & Ashley, Quinn, Torry & Anna, and Brayden.) and the Vykoukals (Jaydee, Honza, Kaia, & Livy)

  15. Alan Kroger on December 21, 2021 said:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers

  16. Teresa Anderson on December 21, 2021 said:

    My dear cousin Marsha will be so so missed for a long list of reasons, just a few of those being, keeper of the McKenney line, her kindness and generosity, love of family. While my sister Wendy was sick she and Al looked in on her and I know she appreciated this as did the rest of her family. Growing up Wendy and I spent a couple weeks every summer staying with Aunt Evelyn, Uncle Glenn, Marsha & Mike, & Marsha would then also spend time with us at our place, what wonderful memories i have of these times. She is now rejoined with all of those that love her that have passed before her. She will be ever present in our hearts. Wish we could be with you in person to help in this time of grief, however Mark and I are wintering in Florida so we will not be there in person but we are there with you in spirit. All our love Mark & Teresa Anderson.

  17. Lorie on December 21, 2021 said:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Marsha. She was a gem, always upbeat and smiling. I worked with Marsha and one of the things that I remember most was her dresses. She wore dresses and heels to work every single day. Also, she loved books and reading and making yarn hangars. I’m grateful I had the pleasure to spend time with Marsha a few months ago. We shared a lot of memories. May you be blessed by your memories of Marsha.

  18. Lynda and Charlie Johnson on December 21, 2021 said:

    Al and family,
    We are so very sorry for all of Marsha was a wonderful person I always enjoyed our visits when I would see her