Marlys Cooley Austin, age 72, of Amboy, passed away on September 9, 2016 at her residence in Blue Earth, MN. A private family burial will take place at the Lake Crystal Cemetery. She was born August 25, 1944 in Amboy, MN to Eldor & Elsie (Wilde) Schwarz. Marlys is survived by her son, Dennis (Rachel) Cooley; daughter, Roberta Pahl; sister, Beverly Pahl; grandchildren Anthony and Harmony Cooley and niece, Lynn Ziegler. Marlys is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Austin and her parents, Eldor and Elsie Schwarz.