OBITUARY

Marlene L Kalenak

November 2, 1965July 26, 2012

Marlene L Kalenak was born on November 2, 1965 in Madison, WI and passed away on July 26, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2012
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 1, 2012
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, August 1, 2012
REMEMBERING

Marlene L Kalenak

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Brigid Starkey

August 6, 2012

The Starkey family of Amherst, NY sends heartfelt condolences to Mark and the boys and the Kalenak and Kwitowski families. We will always cherish our wonderful memories of Marlene.

Ericka Nale

August 6, 2012

My heart goes out to your family during this difficult time. I fondly remember Marlene's elegance in hosting a delicious salmon dinner at Alex's house. Thoughts and prayers to your family,

Kristy Collins

August 4, 2012

Mark,

May your heart be filled with God's peace and know His arms are around the boy's and your hearts and will be forever. The Collins family is only a phone call away for anything.

August 3, 2012

I am at a loss for words.
Such a sweet and kind and gentle woman and in the same time so firm and speaking truth in love, commanding the gospel, living out her faith. I wish I would have had more time to get to know her and to observe her life as a wife, a mom, a follower of Christ. She's not here anymore but I won't forget her. The life she lived will still spur me on in my race until I'm there, too.

Tom Gibney

August 2, 2012

What a wonderful service. Learning about Marlene in the environment to which she was evidently devoted, and feeling the power of all of those voices in song, was truly touching.

Mark, your words to your boys should be given to all fathers who have endured the loss of their wives. Your resolve to move forward with the boys using Marlene's strength and spirit is inspiring. God bless you in your journey.

Tom

Alexandra Nam

August 2, 2012

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
-Titus 2:3-5 (esv)

Marlene Kalenak: exemplary faith.

4-5 years ago and today I still remember sitting in Ladies' Christmas Tea as she shared, and because I could not make it to her session during the women's retreat, wanting to hear from others -- and heard I did! -- about the advice she had to share on motherhood. Though she passes on, her words are remembered still, because she made not light of Christ in this world but was made light in Him to the world instead.

Thank you for being one of the Titus 2 women in my pilgrimage.

Kalenak family: prayers and Holy Spirit with you.

Jimmy and Janet Tong

August 2, 2012

Remembering a dear friend and sister who helped so many of us see Jesus more clearly. Our prayers and thoughts are with Mark and and the boys.

Hezekiah Harshit Singh

August 2, 2012

Dear Mark,

We have been praying for you and the boys that you will continue to trust and experience God's goodness in. We thank God for Marlene's life and are grateful for her faithfulness to our Lord Jesus, her family and her church.
Thinking and praying for all,

August 2, 2012

Mark and boys,
Roy and I remember when you were such good neighbors to our son, Chuck Knapp. Please accept our sympathy.
Judi Knapp

Areta

August 1, 2012

Dear Mark,
there are no right words for the moment like this... There is memory about wise, funny, smart little woman who changed my life, opened the world for me.....and this will never go away...
I am praying with you...
Areta from L'viv, Ukraine