Graveside services were held at Camano Lutheran Cemetery on March 25, 2017. There is a Celebration of her Life on May 5th from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Norse Home at 5300 Phinney Ave North in Seattle.
Marlene Ann Herberg was born in Crosby,ND to Clarence and Hilda Herberg. She was preceded in death by them, her brothers; Howard and Duane Herberg; and sisters; Norma Gronvold and Evelyn Hanson.
She was raised on a farm, and went to grades 1 through 8 in a 1 room country school outside of Crosby. She went on to graduate from Crosby High School. As a child she enjoyed horseback riding and later on dancing.
She married John G. Feldmann and moved to the Seattle area in the 1950's. She worked as a secretary, telephone operator, assistant librarian, restaurant operator, and finally as a real estate agent. She retired in 1999, and in 2008 moved to The Norse Home in Seattle. She lived at The Norse Home for the last nine years of her life, and made many new friends during that time.
Throughout her life she enjoyed painting in oils and water colors, sketching with coal, as well as rosemaling. She continued her joy of painting and art through classes at The Norse Home. One of her paintings was judged the best of many entries of Norse Home artists, and was included in a Washington State Seniors Calendar.
She leaves behind her daughter, Kathy Whetstine (husband Jerry) of Chelan and her son, John S. Feldmann (wife Kristie) of Seattle, and her grandsons Joshua Whetstine of Kirkland, Koby Whetstine (wife Kelsey) of Spokane, and John William Feldmann, along with many nephews and nieces whom she dearly loved. She was much loved and her smile and presence will be greatly missed.
Graveside services were held at Camano Lutheran Cemetery on March 25, 2017.
A celebration of life will be held on May 5, 2017 at the Norse Home from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the social hall for relatives, friends, and the wonderful staff members of The Norse Home.
Memorial donations may be made to The Norse Home.