HOUSTON, MN - Marlene Ann (Gady) Bahler, 80, of Houston, MN died on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, MN.
Marlene was born on April 23, 1938, in La Crosse, WI to Walter and Louise (Lassen) Gady. She was raised in Nodine, MN on the family farm and graduated from Winona Senior High School in Winona, MN in 1956. She was united in marriage with Leo "Bud" Bahler on September 14, 1963. Marlene and Bud lived in rural Brownsville where they began raising their three children. Bud died in a truck accident in 1973. Marlene then moved her young family to Houston, MN. She worked in housekeeping at Valley View Nursing Home where she had been named employee of the year. She also cleaned at local businesses in Houston and baby sat for many families. Marlene moved to Harmony, MN four years ago until entering the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. She especially enjoyed the activities provided to her at the care center. Marlene was a very hard worker and always had a smile on her face. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, reading, cats and dogs.
She is survived by three children: Joyce (Brian) Lorch of Kenyon, MN, John Bahler of Houston, and Alan (Sue) Bahler of Harmony, MN; five grandsons: Cameron (Ashley) Lorch, Brandon Lorch, Robert Bahler, Austin Bahler, and Logan Bahler; two great-granddaughters: Kaylee and Grace; three siblings: Marlin Gady, Irene (Ken) Boldt, and Sharon (Jerome) Unnasch; three brothers-in-law: Ronald Scheck, John Rossin, and Wilfred Rottman.
Marlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters: Delaine Scheck and Carol Rossin; three sisters-in-law: Anita Gady, Ruthie Rottman, and Lavern O'Leary and Lavern's husband, Donald.
The family would like to especially thank the Chosen Valley Care Center and Seasons Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Marlene.
There will be a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston with Pastor Linda McPeak officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Brownsville, MN. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Tuesday at the church. Marlene's family prefers memorials directed to Chosen Valley Care Center, Valley View Healthcare and Rehab, or Cross of Christ Lutheran Church. Please leave a memory of Marlene and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com
She always made me smile when i visted her at the family reunions on New Years . She is now with the angels now .
I fondly remember Marlene as I worked with her at VVNH when I got my first job there, as well as living across the street from her. She was a sweet lady who always was kind to me. Thinking of you all during this difficult time!
Our condolences to the Bahler family. Your mother touched the lives of so many people that had the pleasure of knowing her. Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of her during this very difficult time.
Sending heartfelt condolences to the Bahler family.
My sympathy to the Bahler family. I always enjoyed visiting with Marlene during parent/teacher conferences for her kids! A very sweet lady.
Beautiful and wonderful lady to know and care for she will be missed
Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this sacred time in your lives. Hearing your stories and remembrances let me know what a special person Marlene was and how much she will be missed
Heather E. Klason, Chaplain
My condolences to the family of Marlene. I remember her fondly from when my mother, Lou Gordon, was in the Houston Nursing Home. I got to know her son, Alan, from the home as well. Marlene was such a sweet lady and as the obituary stated, she always had a smile on her face and was a great worker. Rest in peace Marlene.
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