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“Our sympathy & prayers to Marlene's family. So sad to see another generation leave us. RIPCliff & Sue Staloch and family ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: cliff staloch - Marion, IA

“We too had been residents of Holiday Village, being a small park you get to know everyone. Marlene was always willing to pitch in and help somewhere...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Joann Nichols - TX - Acquaintance

“Deb, Dawn, Darcy and all Marlene's Family - Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Marlene was such a kind, caring and cheerful person. She was one of...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Ruane - Apple Valley, MN

“To Marlene's family- I was so sorry to hear of her passing. I was just thinking of her and then I heard this news. Was a shock. Such a nice person....Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Pat Strong - DeWitt, IA - Friend

“Dear Deb, Dawn, Darcy and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was such a special lady. I have so many wonderful memories when...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Cindy Schmidt-Stock

“Dear Marlene`s family...it was an honour and privilege to know Marlene. We had many happy moments at Holiday Village in Texas and after she moved...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: June Hanchakove - Matlock, canada, TX

“I will miss you and your smile,my friend. Rest In Peace Marlene.Sue and Donnie Grunzke ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Sue Grunzke - Alden, MN

“My sympathy and prayers to Marlene's family. I knew Marlene at Holiday Village in Texas. She lived across the street and we would visit on a regular...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Maureen Fitzgerald - Carroll, IA

“Our deepest sympathy to Marlene's daughters and family. Marlene was a very fine and caring lady always had a kind word and we shared loads of fun...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Dot & Dick Bender - Bay City, MI

“Prayers of comfort for all the family. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Christine Cooper - Wells, MN

“I remember Donnie & Marlene! So sad as all our older relatives leave us behind. Prayers for the family & friends. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Maria T Poelman - Pueblo West, CO

“Darcy and your family so sorry for your loss. Will keep you in our prayers. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Steve and Amy Niebuhr - MN


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Marlene Louise Staloch, age 82, of Wells, MN, died Monday, October 29, 2018 at her home in Wells, MN, surrounded by her family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells, MN, with Fr. Matt Fasnacht officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service Friday at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Interment will be at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery in Wells, MN. Memorials preferred to St. Casimir's special projects, ALS or UHD Hospice.

Marlene Louise was born February 28, 1936 in Minnesota Lake Township in Faribault County, MN, the daughter of Herman & Leola (Leininger) Wach. She attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School in Easton thru 8th Grade and graduated from Wells High School in 1954. After high school she worked at Young's Shoe Store. Marlene was united in marriage to Donald Staloch July 20, 1955 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Easton, MN and to this union three daughters were born. Marlene was an excellent homemaker and loved raising her family. Marlene worked with her husband farming. When her daughters were out of high school she went back into the work force. Marlene worked at Benson Optical, Red Owl Store, Wells Electric and USC High School as secretary for Athletic Director/Community Education Office. Marlene was a member of the Legion Aux, VFW Aux, and DAV Aux. She loved playing cards of all kinds especially Bridge & Five Hundred with her dear friends. She was a faithful member of St. Casimir's Church. She was a Eucharistic minister, a member of the CCW, St. Joseph's Circle and the Foresters. Marlene loved her grandchildren, their spouses and great grandchildren and went to many of their sports activities. Marlene was a sports fan of the Vikings and the Minnesota Lynx basketball. She also enjoyed the Wells Golf Club and Ladies Day.

Marlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald; mother and father-in-law: Joe & Mary Staloch.

Marlene is survived by her children: Debra (George) Widman of Wells, MN, Dawn (Brian) Grunzke of Brookings, SD, Darcy Staloch-Niebuhr (Tom Niebuhr) of New Hope, MN; 10 grandchildren: Dave (Becky) Widman, Derek Widman, Doug Widman (Destiny Nason), Dan Widman, & Duncan Widman, Jerad Grunzke, Jenifer (Chad) Erickson, Amanda (Jared) Bauman, Shelby Niebuhr & Spencer Niebuhr; 8 great-grandchildren: Randy, Brennan & Charli Grunzke, Cody & Emma Erickson, Jackson & Easton Bauman, and Zach Widman; brothers: Leo (Elaine) Wach of Albert Lea, MN, and Dale (Marion) Wach of Kasota, MN ; sister-in-law: Verona Staloch of Byron, MN; numerous nieces, nephews and their family.