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Marlene E Saarela

September 16, 1937 — March 23, 2020

Marlene E. Saarela, age 82 of Farmington, formerly of Biwabik, passed away March 23, 2020.

Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Mary Pucel; her brother Joe Pucel of Ely; and many dear friends & relatives.

Marlene is survived by her best friend, loving companion and husband Dan; her dearly loved children & grandchildren: Tim and wife Laura, & children Neal & Erin (Brian Sebring); Greg and wife Karen, & children Maddie, Ryan, & Reid; Susan and husband Bob Lubovich, & children Taylor (Dustin Filan), Alec (Courtney) Lubovich & Jordan; Kerry and husband Paul Beton, & children Rachel & Jake; great-granddaughter Brooklynn Saarela; brother Richard Pucel; sisters-in-law Janice Pucel and Lorene Pucel, Jean Saarela, and many nieces and nephews all dearly loved.  Family was all important; Family was all there is and never to be sacrificed.

Private family Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, November 6, 2020 at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Biwabik.  A public graveside service will be at 11:00am Friday, November 6, 2020 in the Lakeside Cemetery in Biwabik.  A Celebration of Life will follow at 12:00pm (noon) at Giants Ridge main lodge lower level.  Masks and social distancing rules will be followed according to guidelines. In lieu of flowers or monetary donations to the family, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Marlene.


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Graveside Service

Friday, November 6, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Lakeside Cemetery

, Biwabik, MN 55708

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