Marlene J. Rodenkirch

J. Rodenkirch, 87, of Fond du Lac, died Friday, August 7, 2020 at Hospice Home
of Hope.  She was born January 23, 1933
in Milwaukee, the daughter of Charles and Florence Polzer Knoch.  Marlene was a graduate of Fond du Lac High
School.  On July 4, 1953 she married Paul
D. Rodenkirch at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on
April 11, 2008.  Marlene was a member of
Holy Family Catholic Community.  She enjoyed
the many tasks of maintaining a household; cooking, baking, sewing, and gardening
were daily tasks that kept her busy creating a loving home.  She also enjoyed traveling and bird watching.


She is survived by her five
children, Michael (Angela) Rodenkirch of Hartford, Jane Rodenkirch of Fond du
Lac, Gerard (Carrie) Rodenkirch of Mosinee, Clare Burris of Springfield, IL,
Matthew (Frances) Rodenkirch of Fond du Lac; daughter in law of the heart,
Cecilia Rodenkirch of Hartford; ten grandchildren, Rachel, Sara (Brandon),
Kevin, Timothy, Rebecca, Benjamin, Corey, Erin, Derek, Becca; three great
grandchildren, Brayden, Henry, and John; her dog, Maggie; nieces, nephews, and
other relatives.  She was preceded in
death by her parents; in laws, Leo and Rose Rodenkirch; her husband, Paul; an
infant brother; her dog Susie; and other relatives.


The visitation will be held Friday,
August 14, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 200 S. Peters
Avenue, Fond du Lac.  Due to Emergency
Order #1 under Executive Order #82, masks are required while in attendance.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at
11:00 AM at the church.  Burial will
follow in St. Charles Cemetery.


The family extends a special thank
you to her neighbors, Lisa, Patrick, Connie, Mary, and Dave; the nurses and
staff of St. Agnes Hospital 5 West, 5 South and ICU, especially Amanda for the
painless IV’s and Brandon who held her hand during a difficult night; and the
entire staff of Hospice Home of Hope for their care and compassion and for
making her last days very comfortable.


In lieu of flowers, memorials in
Marlene’s name are appreciated to Fond du Lac Humane Society or Agnesian


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