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DES PLAINES - Marlene D. Etzkorn, 79, passed away November 3rd 2018 at Northwest Community Hospital surrounded by her family. She is survived by her cherished sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Bill Heuer, her loving nephew and nieces, Bill Heuer (Julie), Julie Brandt (Tim Lange) and Melissa Heuer, and five grandnephews and nieces (Will, Charlie, Elise, Quinn and Mia). Marlene was born on August 23, 1939 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of the late Elmer and Dorothy Etzkorn. She attended high school at St. Patrick's Academy in Des Plaines and later completed her nursing education at St. Joseph Mercy Nursing Academy in Aurora. Marlene started her over 40 year nursing career with a brief stop at Lutheran General before moving to Holy Family hospital upon its opening in 1961 She would spend the majority of her career in various nursing roles at Holy Family and would be featured in a Chicago Tribune article about the hospital in April, 1986. Outside of work, Marlene loved to play golf, bowl, and fish. She was also a longtime member of the Elks Club Lodge #1526 in Des Plaines. Visitation will be held Wednesday November 7, 2018 from 4pm -7pm at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St. (Northwest Highway/Route 14 at Rand Road), Des Plaines. Funeral prayers will be said Thursday 10:45 am.at the funeral home, then processing to St. Mary Church, 794 Pearson St., Des Plaines, Mass 11:30am. Interment will be at All Saints Catholic Cemetery. Donations in her memory can be made to in Chicago (www.mercyhome.org).
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 7, 2018
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