Marlene "Fritzi" Faye Bosworth


May 1, 1933 - June 8, 2014


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.



Wednesday, June 11, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
White Lake, South Dakota


Thursday, June 12, 2014
10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
White Lake, South Dakota


White Lake Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by Gary & Kay Shafer on June 11, 2014
Your Family have our sympathy in the death of your Mom & Grandmother, a dear sweet lady she was. We so enjoyed being acquainted with her over the last few years in our favorite site at Chamberlain, the Cedar Resort RV Campground. Knowing your parents/or grandparents have been the best part of living here for so many years at Cedar Resort. It has been delightful. We miss both Marlene and Allan, we might and should find comfort in the thought they are now together.

We shall never forget how stressed Alan was when he related with us of your Mom's illness, and then to experience that Alan died first and left her alone. However we know thru the consultations we had with Marlene, she was ever grateful of her family who supported her and we might say, got her to wherever place/site and whenever she wanted to be. We knew then that her family and friends were always there for her and understood how important she was to them also. Good Job!!!

We miss Marlene already here at Cedar Resort RV Park, & always will. Gary & Kay Shafer
Posted by Betty (Lalley) Short on June 11, 2014
Marlene was always "special" always seeing the good. we were class mates and DD together. my thoughts and prayers...............
Posted by Shirley Cox Wagner on June 11, 2014
Marlene was a beloved classmate in Nurse's Training by so many of us. Her infectious smiles makes anyone feel better!! So sorry to miss her at our reunion later in the month. I pray for healing comfort to her family knowing that she is part of God's greater plan. Peace!
Posted by JoAnn Davis on June 10, 2014
So sorry to learn of Marlene's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. As a fellow classmate at the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, she will be missed.
Posted by Albert Amodeo on June 10, 2014
We're sorry to learn of Marlene's passing. May she rest in peace with her beloved Allen. May you be consoled by the prayers and kind thoughts of family and friends. (Gerry Krell's brother in Massachusetts).
Posted by Larry and Rose Kieffer on June 10, 2014
So sorry to hear of your mother's death. Our prayers are with you.
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