Marengo-Union Funeral Home

505 East Grant Highway, Marengo, IL


Marion E. Rahn

6 April, 192220 January, 2020

Marion E. Rahn, 97, of Marengo passed away January 20, 2020. She was born April 6, 1922 in Woodstock to William and Ella (Borgeson) Giertz. On May 19, 1945 she married Bernhardt Rahn in Marengo. She enjoyed nature and tending to the flowers in her yard. Marion is survived by her children, Richard (Linda) Rahn, Cynthia Miller, Connie Elliott, Michael Rahn, Ronald (Angela) Rahn, Robert Rahn; her grandchildren, Jennifer, Christine, Nicole, Kathleen, Randall, Andrea, Michael, Chad, Bryan, William, Christopher; many great-grandchildren; and her sister, Joann (Robert) Higgins. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one grandson, and two sons-in-law. There will be a visitation from 4 to 8pm on Wednesday, January 29 at Zion Lutheran Church, 412 Jackson St., Marengo. Visitation will continue from 10am to the 11am funeral service on Thursday, January 30 at the church. Interment will be in Marengo City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org, the American Heart Association at www.heart.org, or to Zion Lutheran Church in Marengo. Arrangements entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com.


  • Richard Rahn (Linda), Son
  • Cynthia Miller, Daughter
  • Connie Elliott, Daughter
  • Michael Rahn, Son
  • Ronald Rahn (Angela), Son
  • Robert Rahn, Son
  • Jennifer, Grandchild
  • Christine, Grandchild
  • Nicole, Grandchild
  • Kathleen, Grandchild
  • Randall, Grandchild
  • Andrea, Grandchild
  • Michael, Grandchild
  • Chad, Grandchild
  • Bryan, Grandchild
  • William, Grandchild
  • Christopher, Grandchild
  • Joann Higgins (Robert), Sister
  • Marion also had many great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one grandson, and two sons-in-law.


  • Visitation Wednesday, 29 January , 2020
  • Continued Visitation Thursday, 30 January , 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 30 January , 2020


Marion E. Rahn

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Phil Wesson

January 26, 2020

Growing up on North Ann Street next to the Rahn family filled my life with priceless memories. Rich, I will always cheerish the days we spent with Rodney at the Kishwaukee River, trips to Wrigley Field with your Dad, hours spent playing Monopoly and chess, admiring your skill at building Heath Kits, and that glorious trip with Dan in your gold Barracuda to "surf" in Florida. Most of all, I remember your Mom's smile and how she always made me feel welcome in your home. At this time, I send all the Rahn family my deepest wishes for peace.

Phil Wesson