NODINE, Minn. — A. Marlene Papenfuss, 85, of Nodine and formerly a resident of the Clara House in La Crescent, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.
She was born Sept. 18, 1931, in New Boston, Ill., to Forest and Maye (Stipp) Mannon. Marlene had worked as an LPN for over 30 years at St. Francis Hospital.
She is survived by three children, Wendall (Marcia), Joan, Laurie (Dan) and daughter-in-law, Poopsie; 11 grandchildren, Suzy, Chris, Benji, Tom, Kate, Tess, Mark, Eddie, Ross, Cassie, and Justine; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a cousin, Neil Mannon of Joy, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross; a son, Fred; a daughter, Betsy; and her parents.
Family and friends are invited to a graveside service that will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Cemetery in Nodine, Minn., with Pastor Dennis Harbach officiating. A lunch will follow in the Nodine Fire Station. Memorials are preferred to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Cemetery for lawn care. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of La Crescent are assisting the family. Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.