Marlin Rygh, 88, of Oak Park Heights, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013. Marlin was a dedicated father and grandfather. He worked as an entrepreneur, teacher, realtor and land developer. Marlin loved Jesus, his family and hard work. He was a true preservationist, planting thousands of trees in Washington County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mikkel and Caroline Rygh; brothers, Jim and Jens Rygh; sisters, Pearl Lightbody and Marcella Sauter, and grandson Tommy Shult. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Leona; children, Ona Brown, Mike (Jan) Rygh and Carol (Tom) Lawless; grandchildren, Mik (Andrea), Jeremiah, Rebecca (Eric), Molly, Maria, Haley, Jack, Jacob and Mark; five great-grandsons and sisters, Ellen Meyers and Florence Wiskocil. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at Salem Lutheran Church, 14940 62nd St. North in Stillwater. Visitation is 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Simonet Funeral Home, 6429 Osgood Ave. North in Stillwater, and one hour prior to the service at church. Interment is at Sunset Cemetery in Minneapolis. Memorials will be donated to Robins Nest Childrens Home in Jamaica.