Marlene Ann Lardinois, 84, passed away in her Kronenwetter home on Saturday May 14, 2022, surrounded by her family after her second battle with cancer.
Marlene was born to Bernard (Ben) Charneski and Cecelia (Roskowski) Charneski on March 1, 1938, in Green Bay. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1956. She worked for 6 years at WBAY-TV in Green Bay, before moving to Orlando and then Atlanta. She returned to Green Bay and worked in the offices of Doctors Nellen and McGuire. She met and married Allen J. Lardinois and left the workforce to raise their three sons. She then finished her career working 16 years in the offices of Schroeder’s Flowers.
In 2008, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and overcame it with the help of her wonderful Bellin treatment team. She and her family were so thankful for the second chance for her to enjoy many more years of life.
During and after high school, she was a majorette with the Green Bay Starlighters and also marched with the Disabled American Veterans organization. She never lost her love for twirling and kept her original batons close at hand throughout her life. She was an avid bowler and golfer and remained active in retirement with country line dancing, Bellin Health SilverSneakers, and walking her local mall. She was incredibly appreciative for the friends she met and maintained from all of her activities.
Marlene loved to crochet. Those who benefitted from the afghans she completed and donated to the Salvation Army and local hospitals are too many to count.
Marlene gave so much of herself to her family, especially her three sons who will forever be grateful they were raised by such a dedicated and loving parent. Her generosity extended far beyond her family. Her faith was central to her life and was reflected in everything she did. She wanted everyone to know God was good to her and gave her a wonderful life that she wouldn’t have traded for anything.
She is survived by her sons; Steven (Corrine), Tim, Shane (Kara); and her grandchildren, Camren and Benjamin. She is also survived by many of her cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, each of which she treasured. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Allen.
Friends may call at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2270 S. Oneida Street, on Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Jack Harper officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to your favorite charity would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be given at www.prokowall.com.
Marlene counted many among her friends, but her family would like to specifically thank Maureen Richter, Janice Bodart, Judy Warner, Kathy Davis, and Susan and Alex Theodoru for always being there for her, and her faith partners and friends Julie Ebben-Matzke, Deacon John and Deb Bundra, Father Matt Simonar and Jenni at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, and Father Tom Wojciechowski. The family would also like to thank all those who meant so much to her during her life and at the end, including her Unity and Heartland Hospice healthcare professionals. A special thank you to Steve and Corry for making the last year of her life in Kronenwetter both comfortable and filled with love.