Marlene Ruth Strad was born on the family farm on December 3, 1941 to parents Arthur and Henrietta Thesen.
She married Daniel Strad on May 10, 1961. They were blessed with two children; Marilyn and Kent.
Marlene loved to garden, especially flowers. She also loved to spend time doing numerous crafts.
A few years after marriage, Marlene dedicated her life to Jehovah God and symbolized her dedication by water baptism on July 10, 1970. She looked forward to living under God’s Kingdom in a beautiful paradise right here on earth.
Left to mourn is her husband Daniel and their children Marilyn (Rod) Ens and Kent (Teresa) Strad, her grandchildren Evan (Holly) Ens and Stephanie (Ashley) Leray and one great grandchild Emilie. Also left to cherish her memory are her brothers Harold Thesen, Roy (Rose) Thesen and Ralph Thesen and many nieces and nephews.
Marlene was predeceased by her parents, brother Norman (Dorothy) Thesen and sister in law Marjorie Thesen.