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Marlene June Kari

06/26/1935 - 02/05/2020

Marlene J. Kari, 84, of Blaine, formally of Embarrass, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Park River Estates in Coon Rapids. A private family burial will take place at Waasa Cemetery. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Marlene June Kari was born June 26, 1935 in Biwabik to Evan, Sr. and Martha (Erickson) Kinney. On June 18, 1955, she was united in marriage to Howard Kari in Embarrass.

She is survived by her daughters, Wendy Kari and Lynn Catherson, both of East Bethal; sons, Robert (Susie) Kari of Ocoee, FL and Patrick Kari of Fridley; grandchildren, Josh, Justin, Brandon, Brianna, Jacob, Erik, and Callen; 8 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard; son Roger; brother, Evan, Jr.; and sister, Eileen Dahl.

3 thoughts on “Marlene June Kari”

  1. Art & Edie Kaunonen says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at
    this very difficult time. May God keep you all close
    and comfort you on the days ahead. Marlene was
    a wonderful woman. Enjoyed going with Ethel
    for coffee to your moms.

  2. Nancy Blaido says:

    Lynn and Family,
    My most sincere sympathy to all of you in the loss of Marlene. I enjoyed my visit with you and your parents on my way to Ely many years ago. Such wonderful special people. They will be truly missed.

  3. Beth Salo says:

    I worked with Marlene back in the early 1980’s in Aurora. She was so kind & helped me learn a lot as a new Physical Therapist just out of school. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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