Marsha Ann (Terhark) Armstrong

November 20, 1952 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Marsha Armstrong Obituary

Marsha Armstrong, age 71 of Glenwood, passed away November 29, 2023 at her son's family home surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9th at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood with Pastor Katrina Hoffman officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home before the service. Inurnment will be in the Glenwood Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.  

Marsha Ann Armstrong was born on November 20, 1952, in Pipestone, Minnesota. Marsha was the sixth of nine children born to her parents, George and Freda (Dickey) Terhark. She attended schools in Pipestone, Carlos, and Alexandria. She later continued her education at Alexandria Technical College obtaining her certificate for Certified Nursing Assistant.  

On August 14, 1976, Marsha married the love of her life, Lonnie Armstrong, in Alexandria and raised three beautiful children, Sharon, Dan and Michael. They were also blessed with six amazing grandchildren.  

Marsha was a compassionate and caring woman, who devoted many years as a CNA at Glenwood nursing home, home health aide and homemaker for Pope County. She cared for family members for many years. She also worked alongside her husband in the shop building a very successful business. She was an active member of the Women’s VFW Auxiliary, was one of the founders of the Pope County Hospice Ride for a Cause, and a generous contributor to the American Red Cross as a blood donor.  

Marsha loved her flowers, bird watching, fishing, baking, scrapbooking, but especially spending time with her grandchildren.  Her love for baking always meant family and friends always had goodies to eat. She took pride in her flowers, plants and a very tidy house. Marsha’s selfless love and support for her family will be a treasured memory. She cherished and loved her grandchildren, calling their pictures above the fireplace her wall of fame. She was always the strongest person in many situations, always remaining stoic.  

She will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Lonnie Armstrong; her children, Sharon (Scott) Carsten and their son Shawn of Villard, Dan (Laurie) Trainor and his children Hannah and Levi of Alexandria, and son Mike (Kari) Armstrong and their children Brooklynn, Sean, and Dylan of Glenwood. Marsha will also be missed by her sister, June of California; her brother, Dennis (Diane) Terhark of Alexandria; her sister, Barb Smith of Alexandria; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law, Laurel, father-in-law, Elwood; sisters, Gloria, Glenda, Myrna and Kay; brother, Gregory; sister-in-law, Linda and brothers-in-law, Dennis and Joel. 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to Glacial Ridge Hospice. 

Marsha’s family wants to give a special thank you to all of her caregivers from Glacial Ridge Hospital and Glacial Ridge Hospice.  

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December 9, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home - Glenwood Chapel
122 First Ave NE
Glenwood, MN 56334

Memorial Service
December 9, 2023

3:00 PM
Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home - Glenwood Chapel
122 First Ave NE
Glenwood, MN 56334

Interment following funeral service
December 9, 2023

Glenwood Lutheran Cemetery
memorial drive
Glenwood, MN 56334


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