Marlene Waldner

July 19, 2019 - 4:29pm Updated: August 30, 2019 - 2:53pm
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Medicine Hat, Alberta

Marlene Waldner

December 8, 1947 ~ July 18, 2019

Marlene Martha Waldner (nee Fondrick) passed away with her close friend and family by her side on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Medicine Hat at the age of 71 years. Marlene grew up with her three siblings on her family ranch near Elkwater. She married Jake Waldner in 1967; they built their home on the east end of Medicine Hat in 1977 and four years later, built All Seasons Arena. Marlene took great pleasure in serving and helping others through 4-H, her barn, children, grandchildren and her friends and family. She quite typically had an entourage of either animals or humans and it was because of her amazing spirit, compassion, kindness, thoughtfulness and care for others She loved music, art, all animals and her life on the farm. Marlene was a wife, a mother to many, a grandmother, a friend, a mentor, a teacher, an artist, a horsewoman and so much more. Marlene leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Jacob Waldner; children, Nadine Waldner, Wendi Waldner (Aaron Doehring); her grandchildren, Dustin Hall, Emma Atkinson (and her father Nick Atkinson) and Isabella Lust all of Medicine Hat. Marlene also leaves her sister, Betty Resch (nee Fondrick) of Seven Persons; her cherished nieces and nephews as well as her beloved animals: her horses Sue and Ivan; dogs, Kesha and Brownie, numerous cats as well as her granddog, Finnegan. Marlene was predeceased by her father, Folton Fondrick; mother, Martha Fondrick (nee Bischke); brother, Harvey Fondrick all of Irvine, Alberta as well as her sister, Isabel Bohnet (nee Fondrick) of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. A celebration of Marlene’s life will be held will be held in the auditorium at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Grounds, 2055 - 21 Avenue S.E., on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.. Marlene requested that a fund be established to benefit the youth through the Alberta Equestrian Federation Scholarship Fund; this development is still in progress. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is

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