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Funeral services for Marlene F. Nordahl of Albert Lea, MN, will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, January 18, 2019 at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Pastor John Holt will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Marlene died Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Thorne Crest Retirement Center in Albert Lea. She was 80 years of age. Marlene was born December 13, 1938 in Freeborn county the daughter of Axel and Joyce (Arneson) Petersen. She was a graduate of Albert Lea High School and on July 6, 1957 was united in marriage to Roger A. Nordahl at the Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Marlene was an Albert Lea resident all of her life and an active member of the First Lutheran Church. Marlene found her calling when she started working at Fountain Center where she was treatment assistant and relapse coordinator. Over her two decades there she touched over 1,000 lives. She was a Girl Scout Leader, enjoyed sewing and spent winters in Florence, AZ for over 20 years. Marlene had a great sense of humor, enjoyed social activities and all of the family gatherings and outings. She is survived by her children Scott and his wife Patty Nordahl of Hastings, MN, Shari and her husband Scott Pirsig of Albert Lea, MN. Grandchildren include Candace (Chris) Musick of Chicago, IL, Travis Nordahl (Rachel Raskin) of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Casey Pirsig of Minneapolis, MN, Ross Pirsig living in Malaga, Spain and Callen Pirsig of Minneapolis, MN, sisters-in-law Audrey Clark and Darlene Winter of Albert Lea, MN, and Gloria Siewert of Lubbock, TX. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Roger in 2018 and one brother Dale Petersen.