Funeral services for Marleen E. Steen of Freeborn, MN, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, December 10, 2018 at The Church of All Saints in New Richland, MN. Father Mike Cronin will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Richland.
Marlene died Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at St Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. She was 81 years of age.
Marlene was born November 5, 1937 in Blooming Prairie, MN, the daughter of Lawrence B. and Blanche E. (Betlach) Antl. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School. On December 28, 1957 she was united in marriage to Alvin E. Steen in Blooming Prairie.
Marlene was employed for over 23 years as a CAN at the Albert Lea Good Samaritan Center and for 5 years as the activities director at the New Richland Care Center. After retirement she continued to be a caregiver and enjoyed taking care of people. She was an active member of the All Saints Church in New Richland.
Marlene enjoyed dancing (rather dance than eat!) played the accordion, country western music, baking and canning. Her favorite song was “I Fall to Pieces” by Patsy Kline.
Marlene is survived by her children Rebecca (Gerald) Kuschel of Waseca, MN, Paul (Kay) Steen of Owatonna, MN, Dawn (Larry) Weller of Chanhassen, MN, Jim Steen of Freeborn, MN, and Mike Steen of Austin, MN. There are 19 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, cousins, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Alvin, a stillborn child, sister Darlene Antl, grandson Jacob Kuschel and special friend Ray Nemec.