Marlene Hunter, 84

Dec. 27, 1935 —
July 4, 2020
CRESCO - Marlene E. (Albertson) Hunter, age 84, passed away on July 4, 2020, at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco, Iowa, after a steady decline in health.
Private family services will be held at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco. Pastor Charis Combs-Lay will be officiating. Burial will take place at Orleans Lutheran Cemetery in rural Ridgeway, Iowa. 
Marlene Albertson was born and raised in Cresco, where she attended school and married her high school sweet heart.
She was a “Marine Corp. wife” for nearly 30 years and was no stranger to putting down and picking up roots. Through her travels she retained many lifelong friendships with other military wives, with whom she enjoyed exchanging letters and cards.
After retiring from military life and moving into civilian life, Marlene worked at Deco Products and Cresco Care Center. She enjoyed going for coffee with friends and watching classic movies. In actual fact, she was able to see a favored actor (Gregory Peck) live at a speaking engagement that she and her daughter Valerie attended. 
Given that Marlene loved reading, she cared very much about the Cresco Public Library and as such she served as a member of the Friends of the Library. While living in Cresco, she would send her children off to the library as a way for them to entertain themselves. She also enjoyed her church, as much as her church family, and serving both as she was able to.
Marlene leaves behind a son, Scott (Linda) Hunter Bartlett of Tennessee; daughters, Stephanie Barthelme of Cresco, Christy Robbins of Lincoln, Neb., Rene Schmit of Wahoo, Neb., Valerie (James) Rink of Cresco, Candace Haley Taylor of Michigan, Denise (Mark) Kissinger of Cresco and Kelly (Roy) Garza of Houston, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; a growing number of great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Russell (Theresa) Albertson of Fergus Falls, Minn; half sister, Constance Albertson of Cresco; a brother in-law, Harold (Sharon) Hunter of Encino, Calif.; and nieces and nephews that she was very fond of.
Marlene was preceded by her husband, Donald H. Hunter; her parents, Tedmar Albertson and Dorothy (Blomgren) Eidenschink; an infant brother; an infant daughter; one sister-in-law; one half brother; two sons-in-law; and a grandson and granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Cresco Public Library, RHSHC Hospice or Immanuel Lutheran Church.

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