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Marlene Munroe, 71

The Chatfield News of Chatfield, Minnesota

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Marlene Munroe, 71, of Eyota, died Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Saint Marys Campus in Rochester.

Marlene was born March 13, 1944, in Preston, to Clifford and Beatta Ruth (Olson) Bacon. She graduated from Preston High School. Marlene married Larry Munroe on Nov. 21, 1964, 'in Chatfield. Marlene worked at the Farm and Home Store in Rochester until 1966.

She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Eyota. Marlene loved taking care of the farm yard, watching her grandsons sporting events, trips to the casinos, playing cards games with family and friends and cooking. She always wanted to make sure everyone was well fed.

Marlene is survived by her husband, Larry, of Eyota; three children, Michael (Susie) Munroe, of Harmony, Brian (Melanie) Munroe, of Eyota, and Brad Munroe and fiance, Megan Brandt, of Eyota; grandchildren, Brandon, Brady and Mackenzie Munroe, Taylor (Brittney) Jarland and Jordbn Jarland; great-grandchildren, Freia and Mya Jarland; two brothers, LaVerne (Lois) Bacon of Peoria, Ariz., and Jerome (Donna) Bacon of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and Marlene's puppies, Lexey, Champ and Mazie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Roger and Donald Bacon; and two sisters, Betty Jacobson and Donna Arnold.

A memorial service was held Friday, July 24, at Faith United Methodist in Eyota, with the Rev. Mark Woodward officiating. Burial was at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Eyota.

Arrangements by Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Eyota.

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Original Publication Date: July 29, 2015

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