Marlene Reiland, 1937-2019

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Funeral services for Marlene Reiland will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Kurt Farrell will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church Wednesday. Interment will be at St. Theodore Catholic Cemetery in Albert Lea.

Marlene Reiland

Marlene passed away peacefully at The Woodlands of St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea surrounded by family Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Marlene

Gloria Reiland was born May 4, 1937, in Lake Mills. She was the daughter of Gylven and Marguerite (Iverson) Tveit. Marlene grew up in Emmons and attended and graduated from Emmons High School in 1955. Marlene then went on to business school in Minneapolis. After graduation Marlene was employed as an insurance clerk for Federated Insurance in Owatonna for a few years and then they relocated to Albert Lea in the early ’60s, when she then was a stay-at-home mom to raise their three children. Marlene later went on to receive her certification to become a home health care aid and worked for the county and a local care home just down the street from where she lived.

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On Oct. 17, 1959, Marlene married Thomas Reiland and together they had three children. Thomas passed away shortly before Marlene.

Marlene was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church where she was also a member of the women’s circle. She enjoyed traveling, entertaining and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also loved doing crossword puzzles, reading, shopping, going out to eat and watching mystery shows. Marlene had a big heart and was always putting everyone first; blessed be her memory.

Marlene is survived by her children Jeffrey Reiland, Julie (Jeff) Claussen and James Reiland; grandchildren Josh (Steph) Claussen and Lindsay Claussen (Devon Desart); great grandchildren Carsen Claussen, Cadence Claussen, and Lillie Desart; sister, Marcia (Harold) Opdahl; sisters-in-law Catherine Reiland and Vi (Ed) Reiland; and many nieces and nephews.

Marlene was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, on July 24, 2019; parents Gylven and Marguerite Tveit; grandparents Ole (Anna) Tveit and Albert (Bertha) Iverson; father and mother-in-law Leonard (Irene) Reiland; and brothers and sisters-in-law Joe (Margaret) Reiland, Don (Marcella) Reiland, Richard (Donna) Reiland and Ed Reiland.