OBITUARY

Marlene E. Andrews

January 31, 1932August 29, 2020
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Marlene E. Andrews went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 29th. She died peacefully at Woodbury Health Care Center, surrounded by her family, after succumbing to ALS.

Marnie was born in Mankato, MN on January 31, 1932 to Clare and Edith Dolan. She graduated from Robbinsdale H.S. She married Carl Andrews on November 3, 1951 and they enjoyed 68 years together. She was a library clerk for 16 years at District 833. A bright light went out on our lives, but her glow will always be with us.

Marnie was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Irene Bolkcom; brother, Garold Dolan; son, Charles Andrews.

Marnie will be deeply missed by her husband Carl; daughter, Kathy (Richard) Kohner; grandchildren, Ryan (Lindsay) Kohner and Kelly (Brian) Bauer; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Colin Bauer; nieces, Penny Hodges and Colleen Allison.

Funeral service will take place at 11am on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Rd, Woodbury. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to LWML.

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  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

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Brian Swanson

September 4, 2020

I only ever knew Marlene as "Mrs. Andrews", but in the best way. She read stories to us in elementary school and I was lucky enough to cross paths with her again when she moved to Woodbury Senior High. She was beyond tolerant of someone like me, the disrupting type, encouraging the good things I did while giving the bad a "tsk - tsk". I was also her paperboy for quite a few year, living just a few doors down the street. Such a lovely person - always with a smile and never did she seem to be anything but happy to see you. I'm sad to hear she has passed on but grateful to have known her.

Gail Scholl

August 31, 2020

When I met Marnie, Kathy’s Mom, for the first time, my thoughts were...Wow, what a fun loving lady with a big smile & a bigger hug to give me! She made me feel so welcome.
I was Kathy’s roommate at WSU for 4 years, so when Kathy’s parents visited, I was treated like another daughter. Marnie was so full of life and so very POSITIVE, Her smiles were contagious & it was fun to laugh together.

Marnie, you were Kathy’s best friend in life & you will be her forever angel in heaven. Please keep watch over Kathy, Dick, and her family; remembering to smile down at them from heaven. Peace and love be with you all. Love ❤️ from Gail & Steve Scholl

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