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Marilyn M. Zielke

July 5, 1936 — March 16, 2023

Marilyn Zielke, age 86, of Aledo, Illinois, left this life to be with her heavenly father on March 16, 2023.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 1st, at 10 a.m. at the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery, Monmouth, Illinois.  Memorials may be left for the First Baptist Church in Aledo. Speer Funeral Home, is assisting the family and condolences may be left at  

Marilyn Margaret Ubben was born the daughter of Harold and Viona (Hicken) Ubben on July 5, 1936, in Beatrice, Nebraska.  She grew up in Monmouth, Illinois, and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1954.  She later attended Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois, graduating first in her class as a Licensed Practical Nurse.  She worked at Galesburg Mental Health Center and later at Mercer County Nursing Home.

Marilyn was a member of First Baptist Church in Aledo, Illinois, and was a commissioner of the Mercer County Housing Authority.  She was never happier than when spending time with her family.  She also enjoyed playing cards, doing Swedish embroidery, cooking, traveling on short trips, keeping up with the Chicago White Sox, working on crafts, and meeting with high school classmates for lunch.

She is survived by three children-Patricia (C.L.) Murrie of Vienna, Illinois; John (Chris) Zielke of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Valerie (Don) Zook of Aledo, Illinois; grandchildren Britni West, Laci Higgins, Shayli Higgins, Spencer (Kinzie) Zielke, Kalie Zielke, Chase Zielke, Jeff Murrie, Jani Murrie; and great grandchildren Alayah, Sophia, Jackson, Kamden, Olivia, Lilly, Colton, Lennon and Joslyn. She is also survived by her special niece Cherish (Todd) James and their daughter, Tesa. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ron, and Mike.

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Graveside Service

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery

1325 N 11th St, Monmouth, IL 61462

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