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“long dark hair and nothing but muscle......that is how i remember him.....pat and tom are sitting back and saying "dont sweat it.....its all good"....Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: duane miller - jacksonville, NC

“My deepest sympathy Charlene and Jim. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Dee Amberg - Geneva, MN - Friend

“Charlene, Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your husband Pat. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Judy and Greg Seltun ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Judy Seltun - Alden, MN - Friend

“Sorry to hear of Pat's passing.Knew both Pat the Betty through West Monona. Miss the times we spent together--- but was nice to see how the family...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Bill Zortman - Hartford, SD

“My prayers, sympathy and God's healing love for all of Pat' s dear family here on earth as well as in heaven. "Life has changed. Not ended." ...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Sheila Coyle - South Sioux City, NE

“Charlene and Jim,May you hold Patrick in your hearts for the many years to come and be comforted in his love for you in the future as you journey on...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Charlotte Flipp - Family


Patrick Michael Marley, 72, of Kiester, Minnesota, formerly of Blencoe, Iowa, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the United Hospital in Blue Earth, Minnesota.

A funeral mass will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Blencoe, officiated by Father Michael Erpelding, Celebrant, and Father Harry McAlpine, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery in Blencoe. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, with a scriptural wake service at 7:00 P.M., officiated by Father Harry McAlpine. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.

Patrick Michael was born on March 23, 1945, in Blencoe, Iowa, the son of James and Bette (Torticill) Marley. He graduated from West Monona High School in 1963. He attended Creighton University in Omaha, and became a CPA.

He married Rosemary Dardis in 1967, and to this union two sons were born, Jon and David. He met his soul mate, Charlene Hessler, in 1986, and they remained together and were married on February 27, 2017. Their son, James, was born to this union.

In addition to doing taxes until recently, he loved to farm, garden, raise chickens, and spend time with his family, friends, and his beloved dogs, Sadie and Buddy. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and restoring and fixing cars, trucks, and rosaries. He always loved coins and collecting banks, especially old metal ones.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene Marley of Kiester, MN; three sons, Jon Patrick (Victoria) Marley, David James Marley, and James Thomas (Dana) Marley; two grandchildren, Grace Elizabeth and Thomas James; his siblings, Mary Ann (Paul) Lage, Mike Marley, and Teresa (Dennis) McCandless; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Bette Marley; two brothers, Joseph and his wife Ann Marley, and Tom Marley; and one nephew, Daniel Lage.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com

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