Beloved Mother, Grandmother, and FriendOn Monday, March 12th, 2018 our Precious Lord took Marlene’s hand and guided her home to heaven and eternal life – whole and healed forever. Marlene, age 76, was a resident of Alamo, TX.
She was born on February 26, 1942 to Dominic and Dorothy (Engel) Eitutis in Spring Valley, Illinois. She attended school there, after High School attended Northern Illinois University majoring in music and special education. Marlene worked as an office assistant for a construction company and also sold Queensway fashion.
On November 20, 1965, Marlene married Lee Miska and they were happily married for 49.5 years until Lee’s death in 2015. On October 15, 1966 they were blessed with a girl, Michelle Ann Miska. Upon Michelle’s birth, Marlene took on the role of a stay at home mom.
In traveling, Lee and Marlene came to love the Rio Grande Valley in Alamo, TX and all it had to offer. In 2006, they bought a home in Winter Ranch and permanently moved.
Marlene will be remembered for her warm, sociable nature, and also for her love of music. Lee and Marlene were blessed with many close friends, and were known to be kind and welcoming to all. Family was extremely important to Marlene, and she and Lee would always enjoy supporting (and sharing) the accomplishments of their grandchildren. Marlene’s love of music lead her to prominent roles in various church and community choirs. She was a gifted singer, director, pianist and accordionist (even cutting a record), and also enjoyed teaching music to others.
Left to mourn her passing: Her daughter and son-in-law Michelle (Miska) and Dallan Leske, of Eau Claire, WI, her grandson and wife, Logan and Courtney (Tickler) Leske, of Austin, MN, her granddaughter Madeson Leske, of Eau Claire, WI, as well as her many beloved friends and her special dog Angel.
Marlene is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and also by Lee’s parents, Emil “Harry” and Odella (Mickolichek) Miska.
The family would like to express deepest gratitude to all who have shared their love and support. The family is also grateful for Marlene’s medical team: Dr. Bermudez, Dr. Enslein, Dr. Merick, Dr. Salinas, Dr. Linn, the staff at Amara Hospice, and at Rio Grande Regional Hospital.
Heavenly Grace Memorial Park was responsible for her cremation. Internment will occur in Valley Memorial Park, in Spring Valley, IL on May 26, 2018 at 10:00 am.