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Marlene B. Wilds, 83

Aug 5, 2018

Marlene B. Wilds

Winnebago – Marlene B. Wilds, age 83, of Winnebago, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.

Funeral Service was on Friday, August 3, 2018, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment in Rosehill Cemetery in Winnebago.

Marlene Bertha Wilds was born on Nov. 30, 1934, in Round Prairie. She was the daughter of Rudolph and Ida (Heidemann) Knaak. Marlene was baptized as an infant on Dec. 16, 1934, at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Round Prairie, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 21, 1948, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Truman. She received her education in Winnebago and was a graduate of the Winnebago High School Class of 1952.

On June 1, 1952, Marlene was united in marriage to Donald Wilds at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Winnebago. After their marriage, the couple resided in Winnebago; moving to Trimont, in 1970 and back to Winnebago in 1981. After working at various jobs in Winnebago she worked as a Nurse’s Aid at the Trimont Nursing Home and the Baptist Home in Winnebago.

Marlene was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Winnebago and the Ladies Aid. She was a current member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord.

Marlene enjoyed ceramics, sewing, baking and cooking, baking Christmas cookies and helping out in the church circle. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved to shop with her daughter’s.

Marlene is survived by her children, Dennis (Suzanne) Wilds, of Mankato, Lynette (Donald) Laue, of Dunnell, Sandra (Marc) Crevier, of Brookings, South Dakota, Donna (Fred Budd) Wilds, of Northport, Michigan, and Amy (Jerry) Hahn, of Gaylord; grandchildren, Jessie (James) Stark, Emily Wilds, David Wilds, Dinita (Steve) Steuber, Patsey Laue, Kelly (Kenny) Wilhite, Nathan Swanson, Mary (Brian) Lee, Cassie (Michael) Bernstein, Derek (Katie) Hahn, and Michelle (Kenton) Wise; 14 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Ida Knaak; husband, Donald Wilds; son, Steven Wilds; grandson, Keith Wilds; two infant grandsons; and brother, Norman Knaak.

Arrangements by Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com Please click on obituaries and guest book.