THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marlene Sears, 76, Green Bay, died Thursday, Dec. 19. Born Aug. 19, 1937, in Oconto to Levi and Blanche Whiting, she married Earl Sears in Green Bay.
A caring person she loved crafting, playing cards, listening to country and polka music, cooking and baking. She was a volunteer with Paul's Pantry and enjoyed the activities at Woodside Lutheran Nursing Home during her stay there.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Gail Sears, Wenda (Brian) Fowles, Ronald (Sue) Sears, Roland (Jean) Sears, Rolinda (Rodney) Lewis, Raynal (Shelley) Sears, Robert Sears, and Raymond (Amy) Sears; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mavis (Ray) Mier; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Sears; parents, Levi and Blanche Whiting; and her siblings, Emile, Buddy, Myrtle, Ester, Marcella, Glenda, Etta May, Benny, Jimmy, Viola, and Carol.
Friends called at Blaney Funeral Home, Green Bay, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 and then at Blessed Sacrament Episcopal Church from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. The Funeral Service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Michael Scolare officiating. Blaney Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.