Marlene (Fritzi) Faye Bosworth was born on the family farm in Aurora County on May 1, 1933, the second of four children born to Leonard and Louise (Lemcke) Krell. She was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Plankinton on May 14, 1933. She graduated from Plankinton High School in 1951 and went on to attend Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, graduating with her nursing degree in 1954. She worked at the Mitchell Clinic and as a Community Health Nurse for many years.
Marlene was united in marriage to Allen Bosworth on December 11, 1955. They lived for 10 years on Marlene’s grandfather’s farm and then moved to the original Bosworth homestead located two miles east of White Lake where they farmed and lived the rest of their lives. They had three sons, Mike, Joe (Eric) and Dan.
Marlene taught release time classes and was on the church altar committee at Trinity Lutheran Church. She was a member of the “Dizzy Dozen”, “Every Ready Eleven Clubs”, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Red Hat Society. She loved spending time with family and her many friends. Together Marlene and Allen were very active in their community and traveled extensively over the years in the U.S. and to China, Jorden, the Panama Canal and other locations.
Thankful for having shared their lives with Marlene are her three sons: Michael (Marlene), Sabetha, KS; Joe (Becky) and Dan (Delesa) Bosworth, White Lake; six grandchildren: Matt and Ben Bosworth, Sabetha, KS; Elizabeth, Joey, Zach and Bailey Bosworth, White Lake; two brothers: Roger (Gerry) Krell, Dallas, TX; Rich (Rhonda) Krell, Rifle, CO; three brothers-in-law: Bruce (Waneta) Bosworth, Spirit Lake, IA; Rich (Rose) Bosworth and Robert (Janet) Bosworth, Plankinton; one sister-in-law, Mitzi (Curt) Fromke, Glen Ellen, CA and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Allen on June 1, 2009 and her sister, Allene in 1985.
A Memorial Fund has been established.