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Marlene Joy Giese

August 13, 1937 — April 8, 2023

Marlene Joy Giese

 

Marlene Joy Giese, 85, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2023 under the care of Promedica Hospice. 

She was born in Chicago Heights, IL on August 13, 1937 to the late Arthur and Eloise Schroeder.  Marlene had one sister, Myra Richardt and one brother, Arthur E. Schroeder (Deborah).  Marlene was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church.  After Marlene graduated from high school, she went to Lutheran Deaconess Nursing School and became a registered nurse.  

Marlene had a strong faith and love for her Lord.  She shared that love with all of the people in her life.  She spent many hours volunteering her time at Nursing Homes, The Bethel in Duluth, The Lutheran Woman's Missionary League, and she shared her own presentation on grief with many groups.

She was a very loving mother who deeply cared about her family and friends.  She was full of fun and laughter and didn't want to miss out on anything.  She enjoyed hockey games, baseball games, dance recitals and swim meets to name a few.

Marlene and Gordon enjoyed their summers at Stoney Lake in Hackensack, MN.  They loved having all the children and grandchildren vacation with them at the Lake. She loved to play cards with the family or take pontoon rides around the lake admiring God's beautiful creation.

Marlene is survived by her husband Gordon, daughter; Cindy, sons: Dan (Mary) Norrgran, Dave (Lori) Norrgran, Craig (Karlene) Giese, Virginia (Ryan) Federwitz, grandchildren: Chad Federwitz, James (Trina) Federwitz, Scott (Kaitlyn) Federwitz, Michael (Rhiannon) Federwitz, Benjamin (Lindsey) and Andrew Barton, Zachary (Samantha), Katelyn and Nick Norrgran, Austin, & Wes Norrgran, and Clayton and Cal (Erika) Giese. great-grandchildren: Aiden, Alia, Killian, and Victor.

She is proceeded in death by her first husband Bruce Norrgran and her parents.

Friends and Family are invited to celebrate the life of Marlene on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 600 Stevens Dr., Wausau.  The service will also be livestreamed and available to watch at www.helke.com  Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church on Friday.  Internment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Duluth, Minnesota

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Visitation

Friday, April 14, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Saint Mark's Lutheran Church

600 Stevens Dr, Wausau, WI 54401

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 14, 2023

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Saint Mark's Lutheran Church

600 Stevens Dr, Wausau, WI 54401

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