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Marni L. Telander, 91, of Rockford, peacefully passed at her home with her family at her side on Sunday, November 19, 2017. She was born on October 6, 1926, in Rockford, the daughter of Birger and Marie (Rice) Wallin. Marni married Glen Telander on November 15, 1946 in Rockford. They were married for 57 years before he predeceased her in 2003. She will be buried next to him. Marni touched thousands of lives in her 25 years of teaching dance. She owned Marni Telander School of Dance and was a member of many national dance organizations.
Left to cherish her memory are her two children, Larry (Bev) Telander of Waukee, IA and Kay Telanders of Rockford; two grandchildren, Kellie Telander of Santa Monica, CA and Brian (Nicole) Telander of Grimes, IA; great granddaughter, Aria Telander; and brother, Bud (Melody) Wallin of Rio Verde, AZ.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford, with Rev Troy Anne Poulopoulos officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the services in the chapel. Graveside Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Scandinavian Cemetery. Family prefers memorials are made to Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 or Emmanuel Lutheran Church Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen, 920 3rd Ave., Rockford, IL 61104.

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  1. Laura Merrick

    Marni Telander was our dance instructor for years when we were little girls. God Bless her for her patience. Sorry to hear of the loss of this very great woman

  2. denise

    i was a student in her dance studio years ago im sorry to hear of her passing, she was a sweet lady i will rem her fondly years to come.

  3. Rose Havens

    So sorry for your loss Kay

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