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Marlene A. Gerken

August 31, 1948 - March 31, 2017

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GERKEN, Marlene Anita (Mathison)

Marlene Anita (Mathison) Gerken, 68, passed away at home Friday, March 31, 2017, with family members by her side.

She was born on August 31, 1948, in La Crosse, Wis., to Olaf and Giovanna “Jean” (Fanello) Mathison. She married Russell D Gerken, Sr. on October 1, 1966, in La Crosse, WI.

She is survived by her husband, Russell Sr. of La Crosse, Wis., two sons; Russell Jr. (Emily) Gerken and Rick (Kara) Gerken, two daughters; Jenny Gerken and Katey Gerken, ten grandchildren; Jordan Hanson, Daniel Johnston, Kylie Greeno, Grace Gerken, Ella Gerken, Lauren Gerken, Isabella Gerken, Owen Gerken, Lyla and Devon Nordstrom. She is further survived by four brothers; Robert Mathison, Jim Mathison, Bruce (Debbie) Mathison and Olaf (Cory) Mathison. She is also survived my many nieces nephew’s and other family and friends.

She was preceded parents, one sister Linda Braun.

Private family services will be held at a later date.