Marlene Edna Ebeling Gabbert was born September 18, 1935 to Reuben and Edna (Anderson) in Owatonna, MN. She graduated from Owatonna High School in 1953.
She married Herman Gabbert on June 25, 1954 in Owatonna, MN. Together they raised four children and dairy farmed in Owatonna, MN, Cooleemee, NC, Mountville, SC, Wells, MN, before moving to Foley, MN in 1977. Marlene worked for several banks, ultimately as Operations Manager. She was an active member of Granite City Baptist Church, serving as treasurer. Marlene was an industrious woman known for her infectious laugh, financial savvy, dedication to God, and devotion to her husband and family. Marlene spent many hours cross-stitching family gifts and baking phenomenal desserts. She enjoyed traveling, crossword puzzles, game shows, and watching the Minnesota Twins and local sports teams.
Survivors include her husband, Herman, children Martha Halley, Nancy Cook, Dean Gabbert, and Jamie Gabbert and their spouses; thirteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; brothers Reuben and James, and their spouses. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter; siblings Lois Gerberding, Darrell Ebeling, and Marjorie Ebeling. The family would like to extend their gratitude to CentraCare Home and Hospice, especially Molly, RN, Lori, NA, and Dana, MT.
Funeral services will be held at Granite City Baptist Church in St. Cloud, MN on Thursday September 27th at 11AM, with visitation starting at 10:30AM. Friends and relatives may call from 5:30 to 8PM on Wednesday September 26th at the Foley Funeral Home in Foley.