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Marlene Havlik

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Marlene Havlik age 72 of Nashua, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Church in Nashua with Pastor Bill Nielsen presiding. Friends may greet the family 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home - Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Marlene Havlik was born March 25, 1942, in Pocahontas, Iowa, the daughter of John Edward and Minnie (Kramer) Botine. Marlene graduated from Pocahontas High School in 1960. After graduation she attended American Beauty Academy in Des Moines, Iowa, and received her degree in Cosmetology in 1961. Marlene was introduced to Ed Havlik and the couple was married on June 16, 1962 in Minnesota. To this union, four children were born. For a brief period of time, the family lived in Cresco before moving to Nashua. Marlene was employed at several local business including the Iowa State Liquor Store for five years, First Nashua State Bank in Nashua for ten years, and Lincoln Savings Bank in Nashua for seven years before retiring in 2005. Marlene courageously and privately battled lung cancer for five and a half years. She was proud of the fact that she beat the statistical odds for survival. She lived her life in her own way, never willing to give up her independence or be a bother to anyone. She was a devoted mother, friend and confidante. She always had a smile on her face, an infectious laugh, and encouraging words to offer. She had a sense of adventure and enjoyed travel, gardening, fine foods with family and friends and following local and world current events. Marlene was a member of St John Lutheran Church in Nashua, the book club, a volunteer during election seasons and participated with the Bradford Historical Society. Marlene is survived by three daughters; Beverly Havlik of Alexandria, VA; Donna Havlik of Charles City, Valerie (Bradley) Addis of Blaine, MN; brother, Paul (Judy) Botine of Cedar Rapids; along with three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ed Havlik; son, Joe Havlik; two brothers, Larry Botine and Norman Botine.

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  1. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services created a video in memory of Marlene Havlik

  2. Beverly, Donna and Valerie, So sorry to hear about your Mom passing. We knew your parents long ago when they lived in the Cresco/Schley area. They were wonderful people and we had some great times with them; your Mother was a special lady. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. Cindy (Wedderspoon) Fullerton

  3. what a great lady and Friend, we are going to miss her at our ‘Boars Nest’ gatherings. she always had a smile and never let on just how she was fealing, she traveled a tough road these past few years, now she’s on to a much easier traveld road. she will be missed a lot by our family and others. RIP Marlene

  4. Bev, Donna, and Val, I heard about your mom’s passing and would like to extend my condolences to you all. I’ve always held fond memories of your folks and my folks getting together and us kids playing. You are in my thoughts. Craig Wedderspoon

  5. Marlene was such a beautiful lady, both inside & outside. Even when she was dealing with health issues herself, she always made it a point to ask about the health of our family members…she was so very kind & caring. It is not easy to lose a parent no matter how old or how ill they might be. Please know we are keeping her dear family in our thoughts & prayers during this most difficult time. Sending our love… Dick & Sue Baldwin

  6. Bev Donna and Val Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom will be missed by many. Marcella McCormick

  7. Bev Donna and Val Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom will be missed by many. Marcella McCormick

  8. Bev, Donna and Val my mom is realy going to miss Marlene. They would watch over each others home when needed. But the most is the loss of a good friend. Always glad to see you and had a story to tell . She will be mist by many. Crystal Wedeking and Dorothy Martin

  9. i just heard about your mom. i am soooo sorry honey. i don’t know the right thing to say on here. just pretend i am giving you big hugs. lots of memories with your mom and dad and you girls.. loved your mom. loved her smiles and laughter. when your mom went to heaven, i am sure that my mom was there to greet her and show her around. (they are probably up there playing cards and talking and laughing.). may god bless you, and know that it does it a little easier each month. and you will heal, but never forget your love. take care girls.

  10. So sorry to hear about Marlene. She was an awesome lady…..have so many wonderful memories of our visits…..and always smiling. She will be missed. Deb Powers

  11. Love, “Old Aunt Rita” purchased the Peaceful White Lilies Basket for the family of Marlene Havlik.

  12. Marlene and Ed were such good friends to Gary’s parents. We have know this wonderful lady a long time! Marv,Ellie, Ed and Marlene are together ! Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  13. Val, when I heard about your mom, I immediately thought of her smile which she always wore. She was always so warm and welcoming. You two had a great relationship. One that was admired by others. You and your family are in our thoughts.

  14. Val and family, your mom was the greatest person! She was so sweet and caring, always quick with a smile. She will be so very missed by so many people. Thinking and praying for you all. {{Hugs}}

  15. Marlene was always such an upbeat and inspiring lady. She will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with the family! ~Shelby Anderson Walsten

  16. Val and family-I am so sorry to hear about Marlene. I always enjoyed visiting with her when we would run into one another in town or at church. Please take comfort in knowing that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time. -Christy & Jeremy Deutsch

  17. Marlene will be missed by all of us. She was a wonderful, happy person who always thought of others before herself. She had a contagious laugh and a always a wonderful smile on her face. Sympathy to her girls and their families and also to the Botine’s. Teresa and Gary Bunting

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