Marilyn Claassen, support staff member at Bonnerup Funeral & Cremation Service, was named Freeborn County’s 2020 Rose Olmsted Advocacy Award recipient. Marilyn was chosen for her dedication and hard work in many areas of service such as Relay for Life and Alzheimer’s fundraisers. She is a local Red Cross instructor and has served as an EMT. As the activities director at Thorne Crest Senior Living, she was especially recognized for her advocacy for the elderly. Marilyn works to ensure the residents’ years in retirement there are as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.