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Marlene Mae (DeWitt) Jones, age 81, of Hastings, Minn., formerly of Sioux City, Iowa, went home to be with her Saviour on July 24, surrounded by family.

Marlene was born Aug. 19, 1931, to Theodore and Alice (Ecker) DeWitt. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved her family and her church, and served them all faithfully during her lifetime. She was a wonderful homemaker, and she especially enjoyed cooking and sewing.

Marlene was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Charles, and their son, Daniel Paul Jones.

She is survived by children Mark (Sherry) Morstad, Gary (Charlene) Morstad, Peter Morstad, Bonnie (Glen) Saponari, Charles Jr. (Barbara) Jones, David Jones (Bill Scholl), and Kate (Ken) Seaton; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Marlene's "extended" family includes Joni (JJ) Oberg and Pastor Brandon, wife Tonya & family.

Special thank you to Mary Kay Humbert and staff of Allina Home & Community Services.

Marlene's memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Berean Bible Baptist Church, 18355 Red Wing Blvd., Hastings, MN 55033.

Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419.