Marlene R. Munsterman, 90, of Decatur, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fair Havens Christian Home. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate her life was at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with Rev. Weltin officiating. Pianist was Mrs. Mary Hartson. The congregation sang "Be Not Afraid" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were her five grandchildren plus nephew, Dr. Mark Chicoine. Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 15, from 6-8 p.m. in the Moran and Goebel Funeral Home, with a vigil prayer service at 5:30 p.m.. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials are requested to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or School. Moran and Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services served the family. Memories and condolences may be shared at moranandgoebel.com.
Marlene was born Nov. 24, 1922, in Sioux City, the daughter of Edgar H. and Laura (Montagne) Chicoine. She was a graduate of Resurrection High School in Lansing, Mich. and worked at the ammunition plant in Illiopolis during WWII as a secretary and retired from the Decatur Public School District. Marlene married Harold Munsterman May 14, 1949, in Decatur and he preceded her in death May 30, 1983. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary and served many years on the board of Macon County School Employees Federal Credit Union (MCSEFCU). Mrs. Munsterman was very active, along with her husband, in the Credit Union movement as well as the Illinois Credit Union League. She and her husband were avid bridge players, hosting ladies and couples numerous times throughout the years.
Surviving is her daughter, Karen (David) Martin of Decatur; sons: Dennis (Denise) Munsterman of Bonney Lake, Wash.; Gary (Marlene) Munsterman of Concord, Calif.; and Ronald Munsterman (special friend, Jordan Kuchera) of Decorah; grandchildren: Nathan (Katie) Martin, Kevin (fiancé Abby) Martin, Andrew Martin, Kelsy Munsterman and Katrina Munsterman; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Chicoine of Boulder, Colo. And Catherine Chicoine of Libertyville; 20 nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and -nephews; and many friends.
Marlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Madonna; and brothers: Harvey, Duane and Gordon.