FUNERAL – MARLENE DOLAN – SEPTEMBER 30, 1 PM

DOLAN, MARLENE

Dolan, Marlene Agnes (Sullivan) passed away peacefully at her residence in Champlin, MN on August 10th, 2022, at the age of 83. Marlene was born in Green Valley, MN on September 9th, 1938 to Vincent and Margaret Sullivan. The family moved to Buffalo, MN where they lived throughout most of her childhood and teen years. The family then moved to Hamel, MN where Marlene attended and graduated from Wayzata High School. This is where Marlene met and married Warren Dolan in July of 1956. The couple resided and raised their family in South Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and Rogers, MN. Marlene carried many jobs over the years. She worked as a bookkeeper for a law office, provided daycare services, was a one-of-a-kind homemaker, catechist, and she was a longstanding PARA with District 279 at both Osseo Elementary, and Cedar Island Elementary Schools. She loved to care for people, but the livelihood and the well-being of children was where you could see her true passion. From her children to those of others, she cared deeply and showed an empathy that was truly unmatched. Through it all, her family was always her most important asset, and her biggest achievement. Marlene was the life of the party. Her endurance, tremendous kindness, passion, love, and sense of humor brought a light to every room she entered. She had that Irish twinkle in her eye that would make a Leprechaun blush. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents Vincent and Margaret Sullivan, her brother Douglas Sullivan, her husband Warren Dolan and many other loving family members and friends. Marlene is survived by her sister Maureen (Leroy) Carlson, her brother Dean (Mary) Sullivan. Her children: Kerry (Shannon) Dolan, Kathy (Tom) Sticha, Kristy (Raymond) Drake, and Kory (Heidi) Dolan. Her Grandchildren: Mike (Jaime) Drake, Liz (Adam) Ahern, Chad Douglas, Ash (Erin) Douglas, Brianna Dolan, and Brady Dolan. Great-grandchildren: Owen Drake, Hannah Drake, Hadley Drake, Declan Ahern, Hazel Ahern, Kinslee Douglas and Braxton Douglas. And many loving family members and friends. As Marlene once wrote: “You can miss me a little, miss me tenderly. But remember the love, fun, & friendship we all shared. My children, grandchildren, & great-grandchildren have given me more love than any person could hope for. This is a journey everyone must take alone,  and be so happy I have taken mine & I am home now with God. It’s been a great life. I love you all so much!” Marlene was loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She will be deeply missed by all, but her genuine message of love and kindness will live on with all who knew her. Funeral Service: Friday, September 30th @ 1:00pm Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church 21304 Church Ave. Rogers, MN 55374 Burial Ceremony to follow: St. Martin Cmetery 14020 Main Street Rogers, MN 55374 Celebration of Life will be held at the Rogers Event Center following the services 12716 Main St., Rogers, MN 55374

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