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Marlene E. Kreemer

May 28, 1936 — February 3, 2024

Osakis

Marlene E. Kreemer, a beloved woman known for her love of laughter and warm heart, passed away on February 3, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. Born on May 28, 1936, in Minneapolis, MN, Marlene grew up in Golden Valley with her brothers Paul and Jim, close to their many LeBrun and Juetten aunts, uncles, and cousins. For a time they lived on a small farm, before Marlene’s father built a new family house on Rhode Island Ave. With friends, she’d sometimes catch a trolley car ride to elementary school. Her middle school was Oak Grove, and she graduated from Robbinsdale High in 1954.

Marlene had a few favorite hobbies including bowling and she proudly collected trophies in her Golden Valley league. Traveling became a favorite, long-lasting interest as she embarked on a number of organized tours to England, Europe, Hawaii and much of the United States. Before one big trip, she quit her job when the supervisor refused to let her use two weeks vacation!

Marlene’s family loved fishing and started vacationing on Lake Osakis. One night at Barefoot Louie's dance hall on Lake Osakis, Marlene met her future husband, Bernie. They were married two years later, exchanging vows on May 8, 1965, embarking on their journey together, living on their farm north of Osakis.

Throughout her years, Marlene's wanderlust never wavered. With her husband Bernie, they continued exploring, including attending Bernie’s Army reunions around the US and visiting family in Florida and Washington State.

Marlene relished the company of neighbors, family, and friends, especially her grand and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed conversations and board games, particularly Scrabble. Music was another source of delight, from her vinyl collection of Elvis, Perry Como, and Kenny Rogers.

Marlene tended a large garden for many years, growing vegetables, berries, and flowers, as well as taking daily walks with the family dogs. Her baking talents were greatly appreciated, especially breads, cookies, rhubarb and raspberry pies.

Her generous spirit led Marlene to volunteer within her church community. She served others through activities such as the Daughters of Isabella, Christian Mothers, MCCL, helping in the St. Agnes School lunchroom and the Senior Meals program. One endeavor held a special place in her heart - operating the cake walk game at the church festival for many fun-filled years. 

In later years, Marlene found contentment at Galeon in Osakis MN. It was here that she discovered new pleasures in life - playing bingo with and forging friendships with staff and fellow residents. The community provided solace during this chapter of her life and allowed Marlene to embrace the simple joys of companionship.

Marlene's departure from this world leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Esther (Juetten) LeBrun, and her beloved husband Bernard.

Marlene’s memory will forever be cherished by her brothers Jim (Audrey) and Paul (Charlotte) LeBrun, sons Paul (Patty), Steven (Heidi), and Allen (Suzi), grandchildren Bobbijean, Michael, Louis, Ethan, Henry, Sammy, great-grandchildren Aubrie, Madison, Logan, Charlie and Aubriela.

Marlene E. Kreemer will forever be remembered as a spirited adventurer whose heart overflowed with love for those around her. Her legacy is one of resilience, curiosity, compassion, and an unwavering enthusiasm for life. May her soul find eternal peace as she embarks on yet another extraordinary journey beyond the confines of this world.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

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Friday, March 8, 2024

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316 3rd Ave W, Osakis, MN 56360

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Friday, March 8, 2024

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316 3rd Ave W, Osakis, MN 56360

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