Loyce "Marlene" Hartwig, 79, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018, at Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown under hospice care. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 6, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Marshalltown. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Marlene Hartwig, daughter of Leland and Gladys (Gilmore) Turner, was born on December 17, 1938, on her Grandfather Gilmore's farm outside St. Anthony, Iowa. Marlene graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1956. She was united in marriage to Clair Hartwig on March 24, 1956, in Des Moines. Three children were born to this union, Dirk, Lezli, and Ross. Marlene was a successful, long-time Marshalltown realtor and served on the Marshalltown Board of Realtors. She also enjoyed renovating houses, particularly those with Marshalltown history. Marlene was a member of First United Methodist Church, Tri-T, NMC, and Elmwood Country Club. She served as a volunteer for several charitable organizations. Marlene spearheaded placing yard flags throughout the community on Independence Day.
Marlene is survived by her husband, Clair; her three children, Dirk, Lezli, and Ross; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and her sister, Norma (Bill) Speer. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, and her sisters, Eva and Jean.
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I’ll never forget that Marlene was the one who taught me how to tie my shoes when I was in kindergarten; a difficult task for me as a five year old, but the bunny-ear method worked like a charm. I’ll never forget that act of kindness.
Shelley Stalzer Backes
Thoughts and prayers to Marlene's family. I will miss your beautiful smile and your caring ways, especially your hugs! We shared some wonderful times through out the years since high school. Heaven gained a very special angel! Love you, Jeannie Garrington
My memory of Marlene and her sisters is 60 years old. But the memory of her beauty and grace is vivid in her old neighbor’s mind. My deepest sympathy to her husband and family.
I remember Marlene with a special smile. I enjoyed her coffees when coming home for the holidays, and also playing cards.
I will truly miss Marlene...she would always make her way to my desk with a big smile, telling me she needed my help. We chatted, resolved her issue and off she went, happy as a clam! Rest in peace my friend...you will be missed. 😚
Marlene was a good friend with a smile. I have fond memories of fun summer evenings on 11th street. I am so sorry Marlene suffered poor health for many years. My best to Claire and family. Sarah Dunkerton Lande
Marlene was my first true love early in my high school years. She was fun, graceful and beautiful. And she had the most accommodating, wonderful mom who any of us could wish for. Her patience during our "kick the can" games on ninth street was endless. Marlene, you are missed!
Love, Bob Norris
You're in our hearts.....
Laurie Clingerman Hausafus
Carolyn & Bob Glore
We have know Marlene since high school days. Our condolences to Clair and the entire family.
So sorry to hear if the passing of Marlene. I remember the days of being a neighbor and the coffees our moms had. Prayers and sympathy to all family.
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