November 5, 1937 – October 1, 2012
Marlene Bertini, 74, died Monday, October 1, 2012, at home. Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 5, at Iles Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Chapel in Madrid, with burial of the cremated remains to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Marlene was born November 5, 1937, in Boone, Iowa to Walter and Louise (Grabau) Crouse. She graduated from Boone High School and married Geno Bertini on November 25, 1957, and they made their home on a farm near Madrid, where they raised their three children. Marlene enjoyed mowing the lawn, working in the field with her husband, baking, feeding and watching birds, dancing, traveling and playing the penny slots at different casinos. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.
Marlene is survived by her husband of 55 years, Geno, her children, Carla Pendarvis of Boone, Paula Gordon of Madrid and Mark Bertini of West Des Moines; ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren and her brother, Darrel (Rosie) Crouse of Boone. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Fred Crouse and grandson, Christopher Auxier.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Chapel. Memorials may give to the family for a memorial to be directed later. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.
ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ SUNDBERG/KIRKPATRICK CHAPEL.Information provided by: Iles Funeral Homes Sundberg- Kirkpatrick Chapel 202 S. Market Street Madrid, IA 50156 www.ilesfuneralhomes.com