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Letty Marlene (French) Eriksen

Letty Marlene Eriksen, 88, of Clarion and formerly of Dows, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center.

Graveside services for Letty Marlene Eriksen will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Fairview Cemetery in Dows. Pastor Mark Peterson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the charity of donor’s choice.

Letty Marlene, daughter of Ray Bruce and Hazel Elizabeth (Tomlinson) French, was born on March 21, 1931 in Prairie City. Her family moved to Pocahontas and later to Dows where she grew up.

On January 24, 1948, Marlene was united in marriage to Norman Eriksen at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Marlene managed the Dows Swimming Pool, worked at the Dows Care Center, and was also an EMT for Dows Ambulance. She later worked at Meredith Corporation in Clarion.

Norman and Marlene enjoyed traveling and taking trips to Las Vegas. In her spare time, Marlene was either watching TV or the birds outside, or working on word puzzles. She loved spending time with her family and attending her children and grandchildren’s activities they were involved in.

Marlene is survived by her three daughters Mary Ellen (Lynne) Rosendahl of Clear Lake, Marsha Kay (David) Anderson of Clarion, and Marla Dee (Doug) Hanson of Goodell; nine grandchildren Adam (Anna) Rosendahl, Dr. Matthew (Cara) Wegner, Angela (Rich) Rosendahl Schaeffer, Lisa (Joby) Brogden, Andrew Rosendahl (Grace Tindugan), Brad Anderson (Andrea Johnson), Scott (Amanda) Anderson, Amber Pavlovec, and Jeff Hanson; 18 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Iris Eriksen; two brothers-in-law Louis Speiss and Robert Franklin; and many other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Norman; son Roger; daughter Margaret; grandson Jeremy Hanson; and five siblings Norma, Bruce, Madeline, Carole, and Lorraine.

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