Marlene Helen Lange (née Back)
October 31, 1944 – February 13, 2022
Marlene was born on October 31, 1944, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Humboldt, Saskatchewan to Martin and Hedwig (née Kraeleman) Back. She attended Ives School and then Muenster School until Grade 10. Beginning August 23, 1962, Marlene worked for four years at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, as well as Murray’s Men’s Wear in Humboldt. On August 1, 1967, Marlene married the love of her life Alois Lange at St Peter’s Cathedral in Muenster, SK. Their union was blessed with six children. Marlene was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1962. Her determination, strength, love for life and strong heart never let the multiple health struggles and challenges she encountered stop her from living life to the fullest, including raising six children. To her children Marlene was their “Hero” and “Idol”. She taught them that there is no obstacle that can stop you from your hopes and dreams. Marlene always had two sayings she would repeat on a daily basis: “One Day at A Time,” and “Each Day Counts”. Marlene proved throughout her life that she lived by these daily! On August 6, 2000, Marlene’s love Alois passed away. Marlene’s daughter Helen and son-in-law Miles then moved to Muenster to care for Marlene, and this allowed her to remain in her home. Marlene had so much love for her family, especially her grandchildren, who will miss her every day. She will be sadly missed by her five children and grandchildren: Neil (Deanna) Lange, and Noah and Hannah (special friend Trevor) of Wainright, AB; Helen (Miles) Engele, of Muenster, SK, and Leanne (Matt) Langen and three sons of Warman, SK, Branden (Heidi) of Humboldt, SK, Jayden (special friend Cara) of Saskatoon, SK, Shelby, and Madisyn of Saskatoon, SK, and Katelin of Muenster, SK; Dianna (Jason) McEvoy of Edmonton, AB; Karin Junk (special friend Colin), and Braeden (special friend Jaz) Humboldt, SK, Kristina, Alex, and Dentin of Weyburn, SK; and Colleen (Steve) Bullock, and Destinee, Kaiden (special friend Kate), Maison and Caleigh of Langham, SK. Marlene is survived by her two brothers: Martin (Maureen) Back of Swift Current, SK, and Joseph (Janet) Back of Humboldt, SK; sisters-in-law Ann Back, and Deb Back of Humboldt, SK., and Greg (Elaine) Marquis of Humboldt, SK; and son-in-law Marshal Racette of Regina, SK. Marlene was predeceased by: her husband Alois, daughter Dawn Racette; parents Martin and Hedwig Back; brothers Ronald and Alan; sister Anne Marquis; and nephew Kyle Back. The Funeral Mass was offered for Marlene on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 2:00 p.m., at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Muenster, and celebrated by Fr. Demetrius Wasylyniuk, OSB. Others taking part were: Greg Marquis, cross bearer; Dianna McEvoy and Leanne Langen, scripture readers; Miles Engele, intentions; Ann Back and Shelly Back, gift bearers; Colleen Bullock, eulogist; Martin Back and Joseph Back, urn bearers; and Marj Tameling and Celine Muller, memorial table attendants. Music ministry was led by Antoinette Prokosch, Faith Schuler, and Katherine Pulice. Honorary pallbearers were: Jane Ramler, Lorna Albers, Brenna Stone, and Leanna Stone, and a private interment followed the Funeral Mass. Memorial donations may be directed either to the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation – General Equipment Fund (PO Box 1740, Humboldt, SK, S0K 2A0) or to the MS Society of Canada (250 Dundas Street West, Suite 500, Toronto ON, M5T 2Z5).
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Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel - Humboldt, Saskatchewan