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Marilyn J. Hallen, 87, of Rockford, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Pinecrest Community in Mt. Morris, IL. Born on December 3, 1930 in Rockford, the daughter of Harold and Clara "Martha" (Beers) Trolander. She attended East High School, Class of 1948 and Augustana College. Marilyn married Leonard Hallen on August 27, 1955 in Rockford. He predeceased her on March 13, 2014. She worked as a secretary for Northwest Steel Company. After retiring, she put her secretarial skills to work managing her husband Lennie's art shows. Marilyn and Lennie enjoyed many years together traveling the country doing art shows; which often doubled as family vacations with their daughters or granddaughters. Marilyn was a member of St. Mark Lutheran church where she was part of the choir and The Prime Timers.
Survived by her daughters, Kathy (Gregory) Perry of Rockton, IL and Gayle Hallen of Rockford, IL; grandchildren; Katie Butera, Margaret (Frank) Moll, and Alexandra Perry; sister, Dodie (Bob) McNaughton; and several nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by her parents. Special thanks to all of her amazing caregivers at The Terrace at Pinecrest Community.
Memorial Services will be held at 11am on Friday, May 25, 2018 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, with Reverend Mark Hagen officiating. Memorial visitation will be held from 10:00am to 10:45am Friday prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Pinecrest Community or St. Mark Lutheran church.

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  1. Swanson’s

    Marilyn will be missed so much. She was good to visit with over the years. Blessings to your family. Thankful for her and sorry to had to endure such illness.

  2. Kathy Sexton-Radek

    Kathy and family, I give my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother. I hope you gain some comfort from the knowing how well you took care of her in her need this last number of years and the joys you related to myself and our friends of the family times you had together. Best, Kathy Sexton-Radek & family

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