Marlene A. Miller (nee Donyen), Lake Geneva, Wis., was born into eternal life on Monday, June 30, 2014, at the age of 75. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Delbert. Loving mother of Jerry (Kim Krabbe) Brandemuehl, Jim Brandemuehl, Michelle (Erik Gauger) Brandemuehl. Stepmother of Kathleen (Dennis) Rich and Lynn (Nancy) Miller. Proud grandmother of Chelsea, Carissa, Caitlin, Brittany, Jessica, Tiffany, Ian, Rob, Javier, Jessica, Carl, Sara, Kyle, Jackie and Tara. Great-grandmother of 12. She is also survived by her sisters Virginia (Jeffrey) Zore and Andrea (Rob) Hetzel.
Marlene was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Dianne Lange.
Marlene was an avid crafter. She won many blue ribbons at the Walworth County Fair for her cross-stitching, quilting and sewing. She loved to go antiquing, reupholster furniture, go dancing, and loved all animals. She worked at Lakeland Hospital, Elkhorn, Wis., as a ward clerk for many years. Marlene enjoyed her time spent with family, especially over the holidays, and the many parties that she and Delbert hosted.
Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Services, Mukwonago, Wis. Memorial service is at 1 p.m. She will be laid to rest at Iola Municipal Cemetery at a later date.
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