Marlene E. Mihelcic (85) formerly of Staunton died on May 14, 2021 after a brief illness at Marquis Centennial Hills Post Acute Rehabilitation in Las Vegas, NV. She was born on September 11, 1935 in Staunton and was a member of the Staunton High School Class of 1953. On September 10, 1955 she married William M. Mihelcic at Ascension Catholic Church in Mt. Olive and they shared 50 years together until the time of his passing in 2005.
Marlene worked retail for many years on Main Street in Staunton. First at Dietikers Mens Wear & Sporting Goods until she and Bill opened The Shoe Room. She ran the shoe store until she retired. In 2013 she moved to Las Vegas to live with her family.
Marlene was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church, the Alter & Rosary Society and was very active with Band Parents from 1967-1974. She and Bill had many fond memories of helping out at parades and band contests, making great friends along the way.
She is survived by a daughter and her husband, JoAnn & Mike Hansen; two grandchildren Darren Hansen and Kristie (Stewart) Peterson; one great granddaughter Adelynn Jo Peterson with whom she had a special bond, all of Las Vegas, NV.; three sister-in-laws Bernadine Burg, Gloria Ruppe & Cathy Rhoades; one brother-in-law John Mihelcic and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother Wilma Stefani, her sister Melba Monschein, and brother-in-law, Fred Monschein. Brother and sister in laws Ed Burg, Henry & Darlene Mihelcic, Donald & Dorothy Mihelcic, Frank & Dolly Pianfetti, Lois Mihelcic, Ron Ruppe & Dan Rhoades.
A private burial will take place in Staunton at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date with Williamson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Staunton Bands in care of Brian Lotter (Director), 801 Deneen Street, Staunton, IL 62088 or the Staunton Education Fund.
Staunton Education Foundation
PO Box 192, Staunton IL 62088
Staunton Bands (in care of Brian Lotter (Director)
801 Deneen St., Staunton IL 62088