Marlene Meeks

April 2, 1936May 1, 2019

Marlene Meeks, 83, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday May 1, 2019 at Northern Lakes Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana.

Marlene was born April 2, 1936 in Kinderhook Township, Branch County, Michigan to Maynard and Carlette (McMahill) Foss.

She graduated from Fremont High School in 1954. Marlene married Don Edward Meeks on August 1, 1954 at the Fremont United Methodist Church. Don passed away on Sunday September 24, 2017.

She was a longtime member of the Fremont United Methodist Church. Marlene spent many years babysitting for family and friends. She lived her life in Fremont except for a few years living in Ohio and Michigan. Marlene enjoyed, crocheting, sewing, playing the saxophone in the dance band with her husband Don, and living her life to the fullest.

Survivors include her children, Steven (Debbie) Meeks of Fremont, Indiana, Mike (Sue) Meeks of Angola, Indiana, Roger Meeks of Angola, Indiana, Phyllis (Randy) Tilbury of Fremont, Indiana, and Kaye Dennis of Fremont, Indiana, fourteen grandchildren, twenty two great-grandchildren, and sisters, Corla (Ron) Beams of California, Marilyn (Gary) Forbes of West Lafayette, Indiana, Alice (David) Cuneo of Angola, Indiana, Chris (Greg) Foutch of Scottsdale, Arizona, Susan Martin of West Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and a brother, Roger (Marsha) Foss of South Lyon, Michigan.

Marlene was also preceded in death by a son, Stuart Meeks, and her parents.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until 1 pm Monday, May 6, 2019 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana.

Funeral Services will follow at 1 pm Monday May 6, 2019 at Beams Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Dimick officiating.

Burial will be at Fremont Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana.

Memorial donations in her memory are requested to the Cameron Hospital Foundation Diabetic Fund, 416 East Maumee Street, Angola, Indiana 46703.


  • Cameron Hospital Foundation Diabetic Fund


  • Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 6, 2019


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Jack and Carol Stroh

May 4, 2019

We are sorry for your loss. We have known Marlene for many years and she was a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Judy Custer

May 4, 2019

I still remember the day Marlene and Don were married in the United Methodist Church in Fremont. Great memories of years knowing the Foss family. Sending prayers of comfort to all.

Alan and Karen Middleton

May 4, 2019

To Marlene’s Family,
We are very sorry for your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
I remember Marlene at church and playing in the dance band with her and Don, many years ago.
With Deepest Sympathies,
Alan and Karen

Phyllis Tilbury

May 4, 2019

Mom loved her kids and grandkids unconditionally. She was always there for you. We always salved the worlds problems over coffee on Saturday mornings. Those days I will always cherish.

Marsha Foss

May 3, 2019

Sis was a treasure I held dear ever since meeting her brother Roger and the whole wonderful Foss Family in 1988. I will always remember her caring and loving ways. We became close during our computer chats, which sometimes included my Dad, and missed them so much when she was no longer able to communicate that way.
They say 'Nothing loved is ever lost' and I will forever find her in my heart.