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Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland
Wednesday March 18th, 2020

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Rosehill Cemetery

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Marlene L. Ochsner

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

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Eldon and family...so sorry to know of Marlenes passing......I would love to be in touch with Eldon...my email address is ladongoe37@gmail.com....what ever contact info you could give me for me to do so...hope Eldon is doing ok!....have thought of them both many times of our West Winds visits...LaVerne Goeken

LaVerne Goeken Apr 3 2020 9:53 AM

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

Frank & Joanie Kloucek Mar 23 2020 5:17 PM

Our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Nancy (Foss) Penk Mar 17 2020 8:50 PM

Marlene was a good friend and a good neighbor. Love you all!

Dick and Kathryn Buechler Mar 17 2020 8:33 PM



So sorry for your loss!! Prayers to your family at this time.

Kim Kocourek Mar 17 2020 6:25 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of Marlene's passing. My sympathy to all of the family.

Marcia Hille Mar 17 2020 4:54 AM

Please accept our deepest sympathy to all of the family. Marlene was a wonderful woman and will be missed by everyone.

LaVerne & Dorothy Schneider Mar 16 2020 6:59 PM

My deepest sympathies to Eldon and the rest of the family. Always loved working with Marlene throughout the years. Prayers to you all.

Erin Odens Mar 16 2020 6:08 PM