Marlene D. Crum

GALVA – Services for Marlene D. Crum, 73, of Galva will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home in Holstein, with the Rev. Paul D. Egger officiating.

Burial will be in Holstein Cemetery at Holstein. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home in Holstein. Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home in Holstein is in charge of arrangements.

She died Aug. 31, 2021, at her Galva home.

Marlene Dorothy Trulsen was born April 3, 1948, to Harold and Erma (Ackelbien) Trulsen in Ute. Her mother died eight hours after she was born.

Marlene’s aunt and uncle, Viola and Otto Kutz, took care of her for 14 months when Marlene’s father married Gertrude Klaus. Marlene was baptized April 25, 1948, and confirmed April 15, 1962, in the Lutheran faith. She attended school in Ricketts, Battle Creek and Ida Grove.

She married Arwood Jessen Feb. 12, 1966. To this union, four children were born. They later divorced.

On July 2, 1982 she married Stanley Crum in Gillette, Wyo. They later moved to Galva. They were blessed with two sons.

Marlene worked at Iseman’s Mobile Homes in Gillette and VT Industries in Holstein before retiring. She was full of life and enjoyed every minute of it. She loved spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She liked to cook and bake and never turned down an opportunity to go to a garage sale. She treasured her family and delighted in taking a drive in the country or a trip with any one of them. She loved cheering her grandchildren on in all sports and activities; they were her heroes.  

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Tasa (Rex) Rimmer of Schaller, Renee Jessen of Holstein, Michael (Amy) Jessen of Holstein, Kyle (Jessica) Crum of Galva and Matthew (Liz) Crum of Alta.

Also surviving are her grandchildren: Tiffany (Matt) Cress, Devin (Katie) Madsen, Danielle (Adam) Kenny, Jatelyn Jessen, Naunika, Kyler, Paisley, Mya Marlene, Aubrey, Beckham, Parker and Lennox Crum; and her great-grandchildren: Harper, Cade and Hudson Cress and Nola and Nico Kenny.

Additional survivors include one sister, Joleen (Stanley) Nading of Galva; one brother, Bruce (Shirley) Trulsen of Holstein; her step-children: Todd (Jamie) Crum of Cherokee, Travis Crum of Omaha, Neb., and Shannon (Tiffany) Crum of Schaller.

Also surviving are her step-grandchildren: Kamie and Khennadi Crum, Griffin and Zander Crum and Tyler, Emma and Schuyler Crum.

Marlene was preceded in death by her ex-husband, Stanley, in 2018; a son, Kirt Jessen in 1970; her parents, Harold, Erma and Gertrude Trulsen; two brothers, Ronald and Harold Jr. Trulsen; and one grandson, Kordai Crum.

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