She married John W. Brand on April 27, 1957. They made their home on a farm outside of Lewiston. They had two children: Michael and Susan.
Marlene enjoyed gardening, reading books, playing card and board games with her granddaughter Kelsey, and spending time talking on the phone with family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Mark) Kronebusch, and their daughter Kelsey Kronebusch; grandsons: Joshua (Morgan) Brand, Justin (Jessica) Brand and their children: Caitlin and Isaac; sister, Carol Pederson, and brothers: Ronald (Shirley) Johnston and Edward "Jerry" (Sally) Johnston.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Adele Johnston; husband, John; son, Michael; daughter-in-law, Nancy; and her brother, Jim.
There will be a funeral service for Marlene at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Winona. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be in the Lewiston Public Cemetery. Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview, MN is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please leave a memory of Marlene and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com