Marilyn K. Dehner, 68, of Alton, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at Alton Memorial Hospital, with family at her side.
She was born in Detroit, Mich., on Oct. 3, 1946, the daughter of the late Andreas “Andy” and Catherine “Kay” (Schuster) Schertzer.
She married Mark L. Dehner on July 17, 1971, in Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Marilyn earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Michigan State University. She was an elementary school teacher for many years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Marilyn loved her pets, traveling, spending time at the airport with her husband, and sitting by the water. She liked to watch sports on TV, especially baseball and hockey. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Mark; one daughter, Amanda K. Dehner; and two grandchildren, Kevin and Hailey Dehner.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Richard “Ricky” Schertzer.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Father John Luong as celebrant.
Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials may be made to the Metro East Humane Society at mehs.org or 8495 Illinois 143, Edwardsville, IL 62025.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.