Marilyn Jane Lussky

June 29, 1960February 1, 2019

Marilyn Lussky, 58, of San Diego, California passed away from pancreatic cancer on Friday, February 1, 2019 at her home. Marilyn was born June 29, 1960 in Minneapolis, MN. She was the youngest of 4 children of Frederic and Doris Lussky. She was raised in Bloomington, MN and attended Minneapolis Lutheran High School, Bethany Lutheran College (Mankato, MN) and Mankato State University, graduating with a B.S. in Nutrition and Chemistry and an M.S. in Nutrition. After completing an internship in Detroit, she took her first job in 1985 in Yuma, AZ as a dietician. In 1986, she moved to San Diego and soon after started working as a dietician at Scripps – La Jolla. In 1991 she went back to school to get her Nursing Degree and became an RN at Scripps in 1993 where she has worked the overnight shift as an ICU nurse since 1995. At the time of her cancer diagnosis, she was working on a degree in French. She loved ALL of her families - her immediate family and relatives, her Scripps family, her church family, her neighborhood family, her cats and most of all Jesus – and they ALL loved her! To everyone she met she was always a bright and shining light! Over the years, she enjoyed working with interfaith Shelter Network and the San Diego Rescue Mission, as well as medical missions to Columbia, Venezuela and Mexico. Marilyn is survived by her parents Frederic and Doris Lussky, sister Barbara Lussky, brothers Steven Lussky and Glenn Lussky, nieces Kristin (Peter) Faugstad and their 5 children, Karyn (Michael) Lukasek and their 4 children, and nephew Ryan (Emily) Lussky. Marilyn was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Rebecca Lussky. A special thanks to all of The Elizabeth Hospice staff and Scripps staff who cared for Marilyn. Funeral service will be held at Christian Church of Lemon Grove, 6970 San Miguel, Lemon Grove, CA on Saturday, February 9th at 11:30 am. Lunch and visitation will follow the service. Memorials can be directed to Elizabeth Hospice (2525 Camino del Rio S #160, San Diego, CA 92108), Scripps Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center (, Christian Church of Lemon Grove or donors choice.


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Marilyn Jane Lussky

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Patty Lind

February 9, 2019

Marilyn had a gentle but merry spirit whose wide-eyed smile and infectious laughter reflected well the Author of her life-story.
The hymn verse written by Anna Waring was Marilyn’s understanding, as well:
‘My place of lowly service, too,
Beneath Thy sheltering wings I see;
For all the work I have to do
Is done through sheltering rest in Thee.’
Marilyn’s abiding love for her Savior Jesus, gave Him first place in her life.
We were witnesses to a humble servant of Jesus Christ.
“The Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thy hand unto.” ~Deuteronomy 15:10

Mary Richardson

February 4, 2019

I am so saddened to hear of Marilyn's passing on Friday! She was such a wonderful classmate and friend and I enjoyed reconnecting with her a few years ago! These past nine months have been so tough so I am thankful that she is finally able to rest. I know she is missing Bella, but I'm sure she's holding Oscar and Alfie good and tight in their reunion in heaven. Next stop, PARIS!!! Well done, Marilyn!