alt

Obituary Listings

Marlene E. Ralston

July 16, 1936 June 20, 2012
Marlene E. Ralston
There are condolences waiting approval on Marlene's Tribute wall
Obituary for Marlene E. Ralston

Rockford - Marlene Esther Ralston, 75, of Rockford, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in her daughter's home, following a lengthy illness. Born July 16, 1936, in Rockford, the daughter of Fred and Gertrude (Anderson) Knudsen. Graduated from East High School in 1954. Marlene married David Ralston on August 16, 1982. She was a secretary at Mattison Machine Works, retiring in 1994. Marlene was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Rockford.

Marlene is lovingly survived by her daughters, Vickie (Walter) Pfeilschifter of Winnebago and Cherie (Jim) Kitzmiller of Rockford; grandchildren, Julie (Dan) Eshleman, Tom (Amy) Heck, Valerie (Shawn) Stonesifer, and Zack (Lele) Kitzmiller; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Alfred (Sandra), Donald (Kathy), and Richard (Dot) Knudsen; several nieces and nephews; best friend, Avon Sulser; and good friend, Keith Meyer. Predeceased by her parents and husband, David, on April 1, 1995.

Marlene's family wishes to thank Dr. Joseph Vicari along with the staff of OSF Hospice for their care and support.

Funeral Information

Service at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, in St. Mark Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, with visitation from noon until service time; the Rev. Donald Lavelle will officiate. Cremation rites were accorded.

Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries


alt

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...