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Born: June 13, 1926

Death: March 13, 2012

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FairHoPe Hospice

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Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home
Columbus, OH

Marlene Justus

    June 13, 1926  -  March 13, 2012
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Life Legacy

Marlene Justus, age 85, passed away Tuesday March 13, 2012 at her residence. Marlene was born Maria Magdalena Karola von Moers on June 13, 1926 in Koln, Germany. Although she was proud of her German heritage, she was especially proud of her United States citizenship and took joy in her descendant’s American legacy. Marlene had a lovely voice and enjoyed singing. She sang with the Columbus Damenchor for over 50 years, and became a honorary member. She was preceded in death by husband Henry A. Justus. She is survived by her daughter Rita Julianna Russell, and her children, Stacy Swaney, Angela Sparks, Bryan Swaney, Michael Swaney, Julianna (Troy) Queen; daughter Sonja Hedi (Rex) Oliver, and their children, Christian Oliver, Nicholas Oliver, Miranda (Daniel) Bell, Sarah Oliver; son Alexander Wilhelmsen III, and his children, Alexander Wilhelmsen IV, Justin Lee (Alicia) Wilhelmsen, Blessing Ember Wilhelmsen; son Robert Edgar (Jo Ann) Wilhelmsen; five great grandchildren; brother Theo Dahlhausen; niece Lori (Bob) Irwin and their seven children; niece Karin von Moers and her two children. Special loving thanks to her caregiver and friend, Chris Ruggles. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and many dear friends. Marlene is now in Heaven singing with the angels. Family will receive friends Friday 2-4 and 6-8pm at the MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI Funeral Home, 1068 S. High St. Friends and family will meet for Mass of Christian Burial 10:30am Saturday at Christ the King Church, 2777 E. Livingston Ave. A private burial will be held later at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lancaster, Ohio. For those who wish, donations may be made in lieu of flowers, to FairHope Hospice, 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, OH 43130.