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Marlene J. Quaintance, 69, of Claremont, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Birchwood Cottages in Owatonna.
Marlene was born June 28, 1948 in Owatonna, Minnesota the daughter of Lester and Viola (Wilcox) Quaintance. She grew up on the family farm in Aurora Township and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1966. In her senior year of high school, she began working part time at Federated Insurance and continued to full time after graduation. In 1968 she moved to Mankato and worked at Clapper-Kitchenmaster Accounting Firm. In 1986, she moved to Eagle Lake and worked at Minnesota Elevator until 2006. Marlene moved back to the family farm in 2002 and resided there until she moved to Birchwood Cottages Care Facility in July 2017 after being diagnosed with cancer.
Marlene enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. She made various crafts and enjoyed collecting and animals.
Marlene is survived by her three siblings, Deloris Brase of Owatonna, Richard (and Mary) Quaintance of Owatonna, Bonnie (and Lee) Christensen of Hill City, SD; many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Darlene; three brothers, Leroy, Eugene, and Darwin.
Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and at The Associated Church on Monday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM at The Associated Church with Reverend Coqui Conkey officiating. Interment will be in the Owatonna Memorial Gardens in Owatonna. Memorials are preferred to a Cancer Research, a Heart Research, or a Humane Society of your choice.
Published on August 10, 2017
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