Marlene L. Ochsner, 84, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Scotland, South Dakota, died Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Primrose Retirement Communities in Sioux Falls.
Marlene was born Thursday, December 26, 1935 to Theodore and Linda (Hille) Schneider in Tyndall. Marlene graduated from Scotland High School in 1953, as an honor student her senior year.
Marlene married Eldon Ochsner February 16, 1958 at the Scotland Reformed Church. They enjoyed 62 years of marriage.
Marlene was a bookkeeper for Riven’s Market and a cook at Good Samaritan Society. She was a fan of any sport but especially followed the Minnesota Twins. Marlene frequently shared the story of meeting Kirby Puckett at the hospital in Sioux Falls. Marlene loved canning. As a pinochle player she would never let you win. Marlene’s family was very important to her.
Marlene is survived by her loving husband Eldon Ochsner of Sioux Falls; children Cheryl (Marty) Munkvold of Tea, Laura Ochsner of Eden Prairie, Minnesota and Robert Ochsner of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two grandchildren Abby (Joel) Gullikson and Evan Munkvold.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Arlys.
Marlene’s family does have concerns about Coronavirus and understands the decision of others, if they chose not to attend her memorial service.
"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever." ~Winnie the Pooh
3/23/2020 Frank & Joanie Kloucek Scotland, SD
Eldon and Family:
Our deepest sympathy at the loss of Marlene. She was a kind, compassionate person who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Frank and Joanie Kloucek and Family
3/17/2020 Nancy (Foss) Penk ,
Our sincere condolences to her family and friends.
3/17/2020 Dick and Kathryn Buechler Scotland , SD
Marlene was a good friend and a good neighbor.
Love you all!
3/17/2020 ROBERT & PHYLLIS GOEKEN SCOTLAND, SD
WE EXTEND OUR SYMPATHY TO YOUR WHOLE FAMILY.
3/17/2020 Kim Kocourek SPRINGFIELD, SD
So sorry for your loss!! Prayers to your family at this time.
3/17/2020 Marcia Hille PORTLAND, OR
I'm so sorry to hear of Marlene's passing. My sympathy to all of the family.
3/16/2020 LaVerne & Dorothy Schneider Urbandale , Iowa
Please accept our deepest sympathy to all of the family. Marlene was a wonderful woman and will be missed by everyone.
3/16/2020 Erin Odens Scotland, SD
My deepest sympathies to Eldon and the rest of the family. Always loved working with Marlene throughout the years. Prayers to you all.