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Marlene Selken, 83, died Sept. 9, 2013, at the White Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in White. Visitations will begin one hour before the service. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Eidsness Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Marlene Jane (Lambertus) Selken was born on April 30, 1930 in White to Fannie and Walter Lambertus. She attended rural grade school near White and graduated from White High School in 1948.
On June 11, 1950, she married Ted Selken. She and Ted farmed near White for 25 years where she enjoyed the many tasks of being a farm wife and raising a family. Marlene and Ted moved into Brookings in 1975.
Survivors include her children, Rita Downs and husband Gary of Willow Lake, Kevin Selken and wife Coral of Rapid City, and Bryan Selken of Sioux Falls; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted, in 1997; son, Marlon Selken and his wife Sue, in 1976; and a sister, Donna.
Published in The Argus Leader on Sept. 12, 2013