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Marlene Kay Larson, 77, of Rockford, joined her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 27, 2016. Born September 5, 1939, in Rockford to Leslie C. and Martha (Kullberg) Lofdahl, Marlene was a lifelong resident of the area. She graduated from East High School in 1957 and then worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Donald Reese, and an administrative assistant for the American Cancer Society and Perfect Punch Press from 1957 through her retirement in 2002. Marlene married David E. Larson on October 11, 1958, in Rockford and he predeceased her in 2013. She was a member of First Free Church and Rock Church, where she was involved with children's and women's ministries, choir and Well Spring. She especially enjoyed her many lifelong friends in Rockford and every moment with her grandchildren!
She is survived by her sons, Stephen (Jennifer) and Robert (Shannon) Larson; grandchildren, Austin, Erika, Amanda, Andrew, and Tiffany Larson, Neal and Ryan Espinosa and great-grandchildren Aria, Ava and Elijah; Brothers-in-law, Phillip and Ture Edward Larson; nephews, Charles (Peggy), Curtis (Kathleen), Duane William Jr. (Ladonna), Dale (Ruth), and Richard (Debra) Countryman; and several cousins in the US and Sweden. Predeceased by her Parents; husband, David; and sister, Carolyn Countryman.
Funeral Services will be on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11:00 am in Rock Church, 6732 Harrison Ave., Rockford, with Reverend John Sprecher officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Rock Church. Memorials may be made to Rock Church.

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  1. Teri Baxter

    So sorry for your loss. She was so much more than a client to me. She had become over the years a best friend. I will & am missing her deeply.

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