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Marlene Gordon

March 10, 1965-July 19, 2010

Marlene K. Gordon, 45, of Audubon, died Monday, July 19, 2010 at her home, following her courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, July 23 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with Chaplain Vicki Marthaler officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Audubon.

Marlene Kay Sakshaug was born to Patrick and Zeila (Raffaell) Sakshaug on March 10, 1965 in Sidney, Mont. She was raised and educated in Sidney, graduating from Sidney High School in 1983.

Marlene was united in marriage to Jerry Findley in Sidney. They moved to Wahpeton, N.D., and later to Detroit Lakes. They later divorced and Marlene remained in the Detroit Lakes area, where she worked for a number of businesses. She was an outgoing person with a sense of humor and lots of smiles for people.

Marlene had many longtime friends and she enjoyed spending time in the outdoors. She was united in marriage to Scott Gordon in Detroit Lakes. They later divorced. She especially enjoyed camping with her beloved fiancé, Greg. She also enjoyed animals, especially cats, and was an excellent seamstress and clothing designer.

Survivors include her son, Noah Ronning of Audubon; her fiancé, Greg Ronning of Audubon; her mother, Zeila of Sidney, Mont.; and two sisters, Suzy Bowie of Salt Lake City, Utah and Sonja Vandiver of Plainview, Texas; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared at