Marlene Alyce (Kibbey) Katalinich

November 29, 1933 ~ May 20, 2022 (age 88)


Marlene Katalinich, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Home
Sweet Home in Hibbing. Marlene was born November 29, 1933 to James and
Christine Kibbey. She grew up in Bennetville, Minnesota and graduated from
Aitkin High School. She obtained her teaching degree at St. Cloud State, and
began her career in Nashwauk where she met Richard. They were married in
Nashwauk on January 5, 1957. Her teaching career ended teaching Special
Education for the Hibbing School District. After retirement, she really got busy
volunteering many hours, traveling the world with her friends, and watching her
granddaughter’s sporting events. She loved to golf, play cards and bingo, and had
a sweet tooth. She will be lovingly missed by her family, including sons; Jim of
Vista, CA, Jon, and daughter, Jill (David) Brownell. Her wittiness, love of golf,
and strength will be carried on through the lives of her grandchildren, Emily
(Brock) Freeman, Amy Brownell, Kylie Katalinich and with soon to be great-
grandchild, Baby Freeman. The family would like to thank Kathy Brownell and
Home Sweet Home for the wonderful care that was given to Marlene. Mass of
Christian Burial will be held 11:30 am Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Blessed
Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing. Visitation will be held from 10:30 am
until the beginning of Mass at 11:30 am. Interment will be at the Nashwauk

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May 25, 2022

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Hibbing)

Mass of Christian Burial
May 25, 2022

11:30 AM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Hibbing)

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