Marlene Gloria Reiland
Marlene Gloria Reiland passed away peacefully at the Woodlands St. Johns, Albert Lea, Minn., surrounded by family, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at St. Theodore Catholic Church, Albert Lea. Father Kurt Farrell will be officiating. Visitation will be held 10-11 a.m. at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be at St. Theodore Catholic Cemetery.
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, Minn., and attended and graduated from Emmons High School in 1955.
Marlene then went onto business school in Minneapolis, Minn. After graduation, Marlene was employed as an insurance clerk for Federated Insurance, Owatonna, Minn., for a few years and then they relocated to Albert Lea in the early 60’s, when she than 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.
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, July 24, 2019; parents, Gylven and Marguerite Tveit; grandparents: Ole (Anna) Tveit and Albert (Bertha) Iverson; father and mother-in-law, Leonard (Irene) Reiland; brothers and sisters-in-law: Joe (Margaret) Reiland, Don (Marcella) Reiland, Richard (Donna) Reiland, and Ed Reiland.