|Swan Songs - November 2009|
Marlene E. Wilkie
Marlene E. Wilkie, 66, of Bridger, passed away on Oct. 18, 2009.
Marlene was born in Oakes, ND, on March 29, 1943, to Melvin and Edna Sandness. She grew up on a farm outside Forman, ND, with a brother Ronnie, and three sisters, Lorraine, Shirley and Bonnie. She graduated from high school in Forman.
She married Lynn C. Wilkie on July 22, 1961. Marlene and Lynn lived in Forman; Watford City, ND; Billings; and eventually moved to Seeley Lake, where they built a home and resided for 25 years.
After Lynn's retirement, they moved to Bridger to be closer to their children and grandchildren. They built a beautiful home in Bridger, where they have resided for the past 12 years.
Marlene loved and lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, gardening, flowers, her home, knitting and crocheting. She loved to shop, attend rodeos, travel and was an avid Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins fan. She also loved to cook and bake.
Survivors include her loving husband of 48 years, Lynn; a son, Dana and his wife Lenor and grandson Alan; a daughter Tammy and her husband Roger Martin and grandson Jeff and granddaughter Kimberly Marlene; also, many nieces and nephews and many longtime friends.
To my wife, our mom and our grandma: we love you so much and words cannot express how much we miss you.
Services were held October 23 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bridger. Interment was at Bridger Cemetery.
Anne Elizabeth Sanders
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