Goshen News, Goshen, IN


April 4, 2013

Marlene Bahnsen

April 24, 1948-Aprril 4, 2013

ELKHART — Marlene Bahnsen, 64, died Thursday morning at Elkhart Hospice House.

She was born April 24, 1948 in Sturgis, Mich., one of triplets to G. Dale Fisher and Mildred (Schiele) Fisher Fronk.

On March 2, 1991, she married Roger L. Bahnsen. He survives.

She is also survived by two daughters, Lisa and Kari Comstack, both of Elkhart; a son, Troy (Paige) Comstack, Constantine, Mich.; four stepchildren, Jason (Tricia) Bahnsen, Justin (Rhonda) Bahnsen and Heather Bahnsen, all of Waco, Texas, and Ben Bahnsen of Montana; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; triplet siblings, Marilyn (Roger) Bishop, Goshen, and Monte (Marcia) Fisher, Elkhart; brother, Dennis (Debbie) Fisher, Coldwater, Mich.; and sister, Donna (Russell) Hanson, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Bahnsen worked in the manufactured housing and recreational vehicle industries and was also a leasing agent for Hoogenboom-Nofziger Realtors.

According to her wishes, cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory, Goshen. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association or the Center for Hospice Care, Elkhart.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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