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Marlis Kaiwa

Marlis Kaiwa, 77, of Sutherland, passed away at home with her family by her side on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
Marlis was born September 4, 1941, at Gandy, Nebraska to Samuel and Charlotte Allen. She grew up in Tryon, Nebraska and Golden, Colorado where she attended Golden High School.
Marlis married Lanny Brouwer and to this union two sons, Lanny 'Russ' and Scott, were born. She later married Raymond Haworth and they had a son, Samuel R. On October 26, 1979, Marlis was united in marriage to Roy Kaiwa, Jr. at Tryon. A couple years later they moved to Barstow, California where they lived until 1999 when they moved to Sutherland.
While in Colorado, Marlis had worked as a Nurse's Aide for several nursing homes and was a Medical Records Tech and Ward Clerk at Lutheran Hospital in Denver.
She enjoyed reading and was very talented with crocheting, knitting and tatting. She also liked collecting little ceramic mice and was a huge Denver Bronco fan. Marlis attended AA and was known to others as "Mom AA". She was a woman with a big heart and a very kind, loving soul. She had a deep love for her family and loved being called Grandma. Marlis will be greatly missed.
She leaves behind her husband, Roy, of Sutherland; children, Russ and wife, Shirla Brouwer, of Spokane, Washington, Scott Brouwer, of Littleton, Colorado and Samuel and wife, Terrie Haworth, of Sutherland; grandchildren, Heidi Brouwer, Ross Brouwer, Jeremy Miller and Justin Miller; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Aiden, Daymon, Tatiyana, Ryan, Keaton, Kason, Maxx and Oliver; sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Russell Miller, of Tryon; brother, James Allen, of Kearney; as well as her AA friends and other family.
Marlis was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Charlotte Allen.
Funeral Service were held Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Odean Colonial Chapel in North Platte, Pastor Scott Mustion officiated. Burial followed in the Riverview Cemetery, south of Sutherland. Odean Colonial Chapel was is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the Sutherland AA Program or Sutherland Public Library. Online condolences may be shared at odeanchapel. com.