Age 89, passed away November 6, 2021. She was born March 23, 1932, in Minneapolis, MN, to Otto and Mabel (Olson) Perbix, the oldest of 3 children. She was baptized and later confirmed on May 19, 1946, at Salem English Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN. In 1946, the family moved from Minneapolis, MN, to a small farm in Mound, MN. She graduated from Mound High School in 1950 where she played sports and was voted "Most Athletic" in her class.
While growing up, she took accordion and voice lessons. At one time playing accordion in the Aquatennial Parade. She was requested as a soloist for many weddings and funerals. After graduation, she held office jobs and moved to California for a few years to work and live with friends.
She returned to Minnesota and married Warren Henry Klug at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Mound, MN, on October 10, 1959. They made their home in Elk River and shared 58 years of marriage. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Peggy and Karen.
She drove school bus for the work program and special education students of the Elk River School District for 17 years.
She was an active church member serving in the Women's Guild, making banners, singing in the choir and in various other roles.
Always a hard worker, she also continued to use her musical talents and athletic abilities throughout the rest of her life singing, dancing and playing ball. She was on bowling teams, softball leagues and coached her daughters.
After 2 daughters, she was blessed with 7 grandsons. Her grandsons knew her as a fun, energetic and loving Grandma. A year ago, she was blessed with a great grandson, Charlie. He brought her much joy and always put a smile on her face.
Harmony River, in Hutchinson, MN, became her home in 2018, following a hospital stay. The wonderful, caring staff have shared many stories with her family. It was apparent her antics continued while she was with them.
Marlene is survived by daughters, Peggy (Ron) Weispfenning of Hutchinson, MN and Karen (Steve) Nelson of Corcoran, MN; grandsons, Noel Weispfenning, Kurt (Abbie) Weispfenning, Trent Nelson (fiancée Christine Zammit), Ryan Weispfenning, Eric Nelson, Greg Weispfenning and Tony Weispfenning; great-grandson, Charlie Weispfenning; brother, Don (Carol) Perbix; sisters-in-law, Arlene Klug and Mary Lou Schlefsky; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren; parents, Otto and Mabel Perbix; father and mother-in-law, Bernhart and Marie Klug; brother, John (Barb) Perbix; brothers-in-law, Lloyd (Eunice) Klug, Marlin Klug, Harvey Klug and Paul Schlefsky; sisters-in-law, Paula (Carl) Schultz and Arlene (Paul) Buck.
Blessed be her memory.
Funeral service at 11:00AM on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Lord Of Glory Lutheran Church, 15550-190th Ave NW, Elk River, with visitation starting at 10:00AM. Visitation also on Wednesday, November 10 from 4:30-7:30PM at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main St, Elk River.
The funeral will be recorded and available 24-48 hours following the service on the Lord of Glory Lutheran Facebook page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuiA-G9YgIk_3sDvgT1Ml2w
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