Obituary for Marlene T. Mulrine

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Marlene Haines Mulrine died Thursday, March 29, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.
Marlene was born January 11, 1935 in Arcadia, WI to Cyril and Arvella (Reek) Haines. She attended St. Aloysius School in Arcadia and in 1949 went to Holmen High School when her parents moved to Onalaska, WI. She was involved in many school activities and graduated in 1952. After graduation she met the love of her life Thomas Mulrine. They were married on May 2, 1953 and celebrated together 50 years of marriage.
Besides raising her children Marlene had worked at Trane Co. and La Crosse Garment Co. Marlene was a charter member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where she helped organize the first choir, worked at dinners and bazaars, and also did church mailings. She also belonged to R.S.V.P and enjoyed making various items for the program. Marlene took pride in her beautiful flowers and her big garden where she did a lot of canning, and also loved to cook and bake. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, doing wood cut outs, and painting crafts. Marlene loved spending time with her grandchildren and teaching them to play Kings in the Corner and many other games. She was also an avid Packer, Badger, and Brewer fan.
She is survived by her children Patrick (Jo Dee) Mulrine, Michael (Joan) Mulrine, Sandra (Randy) Evans, of Onalaska, Paula (Tom) Baumgartner, La Crosse, Molly (Craig) Davidson, Overland Park, KS, and Timothy (Cara) Mulrine, Kasson, MN, and son-in-law Tom Viner of La Crosse. Seventeen grandchildren, Kristen (Matt) Megill, Stephanie (Scott) Napiecek, Barbara (Zach) Fronk, Harrison and Nolan Mulrine, Richard, Cassandra, and Amber Evans, Nichole (Joel) Rivera, Jennie (Alan Horton) Carson, Andrew (Mandy) Carson, Hannah Baumgartner, Amanda (Adam) Davis, Alicia and Andrea Davidson, Norah and Quinn Mulrine, and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Marlene was preceded in death by her husband;a son Thomas G.; a daughter Katherine Viner; her parents;three sisters; Rea Gamoke, Fritzie Petersen, Nancy Mollert and her brother Peter Haines.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 4th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1031 Main Street, Onalaska. Monsignor Steven Kachel will officiate and burial will be in the Onalaska Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday at the church from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Onalaska Care Center and Mayo Clinic Health System for their compassionate care. Information and online condolences may be given to the family at

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