Marleen Lydia Muenster

December 14, 1944December 3, 2020

Marleen Lydia Muenster was born December 14, 1944 in Omaha to Anker F. and Lydia A. (Michelson) Stark. She was Baptized March 11, 1945 at First Lutheran Church, Omaha. She was Confirmed March 22, 1959 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Omaha. She was Married May 14, 1983 to John Louis Muenster at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. Marleen attended Mt. Calvary Parochial School and graduated in 1959. Graduated from Westside High School in 1963. She Graduated from Omaha University in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and received a Master of Science Degree in 1972. Marleen taught mathematics in the Omaha Public Schools from 1967-1980. She worked for U.S. West as an analyst and trainer and later a manager in the Billing Support Group from 1980-1992. John and Marleen purchased a farm and moved to rural Gretna in November 1987 where they built their home and planted over 800 trees and shrubs. Marleen loved and enjoyed her pets, taking walks on the nature trail put in by John, gardening, yard work, reading, fishing and bowling. Marleen is preceded in death by her husband John who died on September 23, 2002 and her parents Anker F. and Lydia A. Stark. She is survived by her pet Peanut, brother-in-law Henry Mayland of Idaho, cousins Carol Muenster of Omaha, Nancy Bohlander of Texas, Darwin Ransom of Virginia, two "granddaughters" Anna and Emily, and many wonderful friends. Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Humane Society or Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.


  • Tracy Fackler
  • Joe Graham
  • Norm Jernigan
  • Lon Lemon
  • Harald Moertl
  • Bob Ourada
  • Steven Reeder
  • Bob Todd


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, April 17, 2021


Marleen Lydia Muenster

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Sue Ingram

December 6, 2020

In 1980 I was blessed to meet Marleen in programming class at, what was then, Northwestern Bell. She and I and our new friend Barb had all been teachers seeking new career.s The three of us became fast friends and often went to lunch together.

I enjoyed hearing about her meeting John and delighted in knowing him. Both friend Barb and I were honored to be in Marleen and John’s wedding. They made a great team and enjoyed their home and the out -of -doors.

I was very sad for Marleen when John passed, as they were so very close. After I left US West, I lost touch with Marleen. However, sometime later We reconnected at church brunch.
So manny fond memories. She was a caring and upbeat person and good friend.

Sue Ingram

Catharine Ransom

December 5, 2020

So thankful to have had a chance to know Marleen - the first person to show me around full-size Nebraska corn! Elmer and I are sharing in everyone's sadness this week and also thinking of how wonderful Marleen was and how lucky we both are to have known her.