Marlene Wermers

Sioux Falls

Marline obit pic 14    Marlene F. Wermers, 78, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Mitchell, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at her home after an extended illness.
Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, Nov. 17, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell with burial at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation with a 7 p.m. prayer service was Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Will Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Marlene, daughter of Raphael and Lucile (Todhunter) Vermeulen, was born June 22, 1938, in Mitchell. She grew up on the family farm near Letcher and attended country school. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy and, after completing her education, was employed at St. Joseph Hospital in the records department.
Marlene married Robert Wermers on Nov. 12, 1960, in Letcher and celebrated 56 years of marriage. The couple made their home in Mitchell, where Marlene was a homemaker and raised their children. They enjoyed camping and then living on Lake Mitchell, where they spent endless hours on the pontoon entertaining family and friends. In 2007, they moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to family.
Marlene’s greatest pleasures were spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an avid shopper and enjoyed attending movies, going to casinos and wintering in Arizona with Bob.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Wermers of Sioux Falls; three children, Kathy (Paul) Leutjen of Sioux Falls, Brad (Julie) Wermers of Brookings, and Kevin (Mickey) Wermers of Telluride, Colo.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia Hoffman of Mitchell.
Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, Raphael and Lucile; a sister, Joyce Smith; and an infant son, Brian.

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