Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

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Marlene Gloria Zaremba

October 30, 1934September 1, 2019

Marlene Gloria Zaremba, 84, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 30, 1934 in Fort Wayne, IN to George and Marie (Schieferstein) Roos. She married Joseph L. Zaremba on September 1, 1951. Grandma GG loved helping to raise her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved playing games, watching game shows and going to the casino especially for her Mother’s Day and Birthday trips. She enjoyed going to their cottage at Lake George. She worked for Bowmar Instrument in Fort Wayne for around 40 years. She retired in October 1995 to become a stay at home grandma. She said it was her job to spoil the grandchildren. Besides her husband of 68 years, she is survived by her children, Paula (Scott) Loveless, Leeann and Linda Zaremba, Christina (Mark) Phillips, and Christopher (Bonnie) Zaremba; grandchildren, Jerimiah (Lisa) Meyer, Heather (Gary) Overly, Andrew (Katie) Zaremba, Maria (Nathan) Abouhalkah and Michael Zaremba; great grandchildren, Alyvia, Hunter and Xzavier Meyer, Caleb and Chloe Overly, and Maxwell and Charlie Zaremba; and sisters, Carol Cummins and Sandra (John) Tomkinson. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Valerie Matson and Georjean Benecke; and brother, Bud Roos. Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 6, 2019 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 14623 Bluffton Road, Yoder, IN 46798 with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cancer Services of NE Indiana or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the Zaremba family.


  • Cancer Services of NE Indiana
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Final Resting Friday, September 6, 2019


Marlene Gloria Zaremba

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Sarah Ealey

September 5, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to the entire Zaremba family. Our boys have fond memories of visiting Marlene and Joe during their many stays with Michael at Chris & Bonnie's house. We have been very blessed to know and become friends with the Zarembas through Saint Aloysius. They are a wonderful close family and we know how much she will be missed. May God give you all comfort in the days ahead.

Laura Moore

September 5, 2019

I remember going to the cottage for family reunions and Aunt Marlene was always laughing, having fun with everyone playing cards and games. We all had so much fun catching up on everyone's lives. I will miss those times so much. I will keep all of the family in my prayers. My hope is that they will all find comfort in knowing so many are praying for them. Love to you all

Michael West

September 4, 2019

My condolences to Uncle Joe and his family. I have very fond memories of the reunions I attended at the lake cottage. Aunt Marlene was always a gracious host, entertaining and funny. I'm sure that she will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. The Zaremba family will be in my prayers.