Marlene Ann Obert was born in Snake Run, Indiana, on June 2, 1942 to Clemens H. and Marie M. (Wulf) Obert.
She was blessed to have a special uncle, August S. Wulf.
She is survived by a brother, Greg (Rose) Obert, and a sister, Roberta (Frank) Silva, all of Snake Run. Nieces and nephews that survive include Joe (Amy) Silva, Fr. John Silva, James Silva and Stephanie Richter, Lori (Bernie) Spindler, Sarah (John) Spindler, Libby (Nick) Ivy, and Matt Obert. Great nieces and nephews that survive are Madelyn, Kristen, Adam, and Audrey Spindler, Allison, Maci, and Bailey Spindler, Isaac and Lucas Ivy, Damian, Abbi, and Annabelle Silva, Blake and Brooke Silva, Nicole, Hailey, and Jake Richter.
She dedicated her life to God, church, family, school, and her community. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church for 71 years. She was an active member of the St. Anne Altar Society, Choir, Cemetery Board, Parish Council, Outreach Committee, Renew, and was a Eucharistic Minister. She received the Brute Award from the Diocese of Evansville. Marlene was a previous member of the Priest Retirement Board and Diocesan Council. She attended and was a strong supporter of Holy Cross Catholic School and was a graduate of the Fort Branch High School Class of 1960. She obtained a bachelor's degree in business education from the University of Evansville and a master's degree in business education from Indiana University. She taught at Fort Branch High School and Gibson Southern High School in the business department. She began her 50th year of teaching in 2013. She was a member of the South Gibson Classroom Teachers Association, South Gibson Dollars for Scholars, ISTA, NEA, Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Sorority, and former Vice-President of the State Delta Kappa Gamma Society. She sponsored many activities and clubs at FBHS and GSHS. She was proud of her students who used their business and accounting knowledge that helped them to have a successful career. She was past board member of the Farmer's and Merchants Bank, past president of the Gibson County Community Foundation, member of the Gibson County Women's Fund, Gibson County Economic Development, Gibson County Tourists Club, Fort Branch Alumni Association, and the Fort Branch Gym Board. She loved to travel and visited several countries. Marlene wanted to be remembered as "the person who tried, she just couldn't get it all done." Marlene never met a stranger and gave her time and talents to all those she met. Marlene will truly be missed by her family, many friends, co-workers, and students.
The family thanks her home health and hospice nurses and her caregivers who cared for her during her illness.
Visitation will be on Monday, November 11 from 2 - 8 p.m. and Tuesday, November 12 from 9:00 – 10:30 at Stodghill Funeral Home, Fort Branch, Indiana. The funeral Mass will be celebrated by her nephew, Fr. John Silva, along with Fr. Tony Ernst, Fr. Brian Emmick, Fr. Bernard Lutz, and Fr. Troy Przybilla at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12.