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Marlene M. Crouse

1939 - 2014 Notice Condolences
Marlene M. Crouse Notice
Crouse, Marlene M. Of Waukesha, died Wed., Aug. 6, 2014 at age 74. She was born in Waukesha on Sept. 3, 1939, the daughter of Anton and Erna (nee Turkoske) Spelich. On Nov. 7, 1959, she married Jerry, her beloved husband, who preceded her in death on March 7, 2012. Marlene will be sadly missed by her loving sons, Gerald "Jay" (Renee) Crouse, Jr. and James "Jim" (Jori) Crouse; grandchildren, Tiffany, Ryan, Taylor, Courtney, Austin, Adam and Jared. She is further survived by her sister-in-law, Joan (the late Thomas) Spelich, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother, Tom Spelich. Marlene was a member of the Waukesha Elks Ladies since 1979, where received the Elk Lady of the Year Award in 1981-1982. She served as the First Lady of the Waukesha Elks Lodge in 1986-1987 and 2005-2006. She also served as Treasurer, Vice President, President Elect and President of the Waukesha Elks Ladies. Marlene received the Wisconsin State Elk Lady of the Year Award in2005-2006. She served as First Lady of the Wisconsin Elks Association in 2000-2001. She was Vice President and President of the Wisconsin Elks Ladies Advisory Committee and Past President and Director of the Elks Ladies Bowling Association (ELBA). Together with her husband, Marlene received the Wisconsin Elks Major Project Award for Outstanding Contributions to Elkdom from 1991 to 1994 and the Past Exalted Rulers Award in 2006-2007 from Waukesha Elks Lodge #400. Visitation Fri., Aug. 15 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the FUNERAL HOME. Visitation continues Sat., August 16 from 10:00 AM until the 11:00 AM funeral service, at FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 121 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery. If desired, memorials to the church (address above) or the are appreciated. Marlene was a woman of faith, courage, commitment, honor and integrity.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Aug. 13, 2014
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