Marlene Rae Hemker

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, August 25, 1939
Date of Death:
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Age:
83 years old

Visitation

Date: Friday January 27, 2023
Time: 10:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Celebration of Life Service

Date: Friday January 27, 2023
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, August 25, 1939
Date of Death:
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Age:
83 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, August 25, 1939
Date of Death:
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Age:
83 years old

Marlene Rae Hemker

Marlene Rae Hemker, 83 of Rochester, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2023 at Prairie Meadows Senior Living in Kasson, MN.

Marlene Rae Manecke was born on August 25, 1939 in Bemidji, MN to Fred and Nellie (Preston) Manecke. She graduated from Bemidji High School in 1957. She moved to Rochester to be closer to her brother, and met Darrell “Pete” Hemker. They were married on June 27, 1959 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bemidji. Marlene worked at Marriott/Sodexo in the Mayo Coffee Shop for over 15 years. She enjoyed traveling, camping, and cheering on the MN Vikings.

She is survived by her sons James “Jim” (Lisa) Hemker of Rosemount, MN, Jeffrey “Jeff” (Julie) Hemker of Rochester, Sean Hemker of Rochester, son-in-law Jeff Berg of Rochester, sister Karen Mielke of Rochester, brothers Paul (Yolanda) Manecke of Bemidji and Gene (Clara) Manecke of Fosston, MN, sister-in-laws Vivian Manecke of Bemidji, MN Louise Cullen of Fosston, MN, Sandy (Randy) Doyle of Eyota, MN and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Pete (2013), daughter Wendy, two brothers Merle and Leslie, and brother-in-law Butch Mielke.

The Celebration of Life service for Marlene will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 11:00AM in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home officiated by Pastor Nathaniel Schwartz. Visitation will be held starting one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

Memorials are preferred to Season’s Hospice of Rochester.

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The family of Marlene Rae Hemker has received the following condolences.

Hemker family..our deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family. Marlene was the sweetest and we enjoyed camping for many years at the ponderosa campground with Marlene and Pete .. my folks as well loved camping with them. I also at worked at Sodexo for many years with Marlene . RIP my friend you will be missed.


Tammy, Mike, Katie and Kristi Lewis


Dick,Pat and Todd Wilker 

Deepest condolences to the Hemker Family. I will always remember Marlene in her love of her family. 


I worked with Marlene for many years and enjoyed her smile and her joy! Marlene being such a huge Viking fan, I loved talking with her about them.   


Marlene will be missed by all.


 Wendy Cook

Deepest condolences to the Hemker Family. I will always remember Marlene in her love of her family. 


I worked with Marlene for many years and enjoyed her smile and her joy! Marlene being such a huge Viking fan, I loved talking with her about them.   


Marlene will be missed by all.


 Wendy Cook

Deepest condolences to the Hemker Family. I will always remember Marlene in her love of her family. 


I worked with Marlene for many years and enjoyed her smile and her joy! Marlene being such a huge Viking fan, I loved talking with her about them.   


Marlene will be missed by all.


 Wendy Cook

So sorry to hear of Marlene’s passing. 
I knew Marlene from work at the PCS when she was a Supervisor for Sodexo.


my thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Hemker Family

My deepest sympathy to the entire Hemker family. I had the pleasure of meeting Marlene when she worked in the Mayo patient cafeteria. We would eat there when my mom was having appointments at Mayo.  She was always sooo friendly and a joy to talk to. My family and I really enjoyed chatting with her. Now Marlene and my mom can see each other again in heaven.

So sorry to hear of the loss of Marlene, we met her & Pete camping in Zumbrota. Good people, may she Rest In Peace.

My deepest condolences to all of the Hemker family during this time. I have fond memories of your mother. Wendy and her mother are now together again 

I am so sorry for your loss! She was always so much fun and funny! Whenever she was in the room, there was always laughter and joy! She will be missed!  May She now rest in peace in the loving arms of our Savior! 


Hugs to you all!!

My deepest condolences Hemker family!  You all are in my prayers during this difficult time. RIP Marlene🫶

Sorry very sorry to hear of Marlenes passing. I worked with her at Sodexho , with Karen.  I enjoyed getting to know her and working  with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


               DeAnn Wittlief