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Marlene Rausch

January 19, 1948 ~ August 9, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


Marlene Rausch of Yorkton, SK, passed away on August 9, 2023, at the age of 75 years.

Mom was born January 19, 1948, in the Polwarth District near Canwood, SK.  Her family remained there until they moved to the island, in the municipality of Chamainus, near Cowichan, BC, for her father’s employment.  They later returned to the Polwarth area where she spent much of her younger years.

 Mom enjoyed music, playing her guitar and singing (Delta Dawn”was a favourite), swimming, being in nature,    sharing her spiritual beliefs, and just going out for coffee with friends and family.

She was predeceased by her twin Darlene in their infancy; mother Margaret; father Jake; brother Milen; sister Audrey; and brothers-in-law Bill and Ben.

Mom’s memories will be cherished in the thoughts and hearts of all who knew her and shared in her life.  She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Richelle Markwart and Kevin (Kathy) Lajeunesse; along with their families, granddaughters, Taylor and Maddy Markwart, Jana and Sara Lajeunesse and great-granddaughter, Ayla Gabriel.  Also mourning her loss are brother Milton (Paulette); sister Betty; sister-in-law Diane; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at the Peter Carscadden Funeral Chapel in Esterhazy, SK on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Lautumus officiating. Interment to follow at the Hazel Cliffe Cemetery with a lunch immediately after at the Esterhazy Golden Jets, 620 Main Street.

Pallbearers are Kevin Lajeunesse, Richelle Markwart, Sara Lajeunesse, Regan Bittner, Brayden Gabriel and Tucker Sharp.

Honorary pallbearers will be all friends and family who shared in Marlene’s life and those that cared for her over the years.

If you so choose, donations in her memory can be made to the Saskatchewan Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association or a charity of choice.

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Celebration of Life
August 15, 2023

10:00 AM
Peter Carscadden Funeral Chapel
445 Esterhazy Street
Esterhazy, SK S0A 0X0


Hazel Cliffe Cemetery
P.O. Box 371
Esterhazy, SK S0A 0X0


Canadian Mental Health Association
1702 12 Avenue, Regina SK S4T 1J2


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