December 4, 1932 - August 22, 2016
Marlene Ann (Brocka) Sidmore 83 of Bristow, Iowa passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at Franklin Country View in Hampton. She was born on December 4, 1932 in rural Allison, Iowa to Ernest Irving Brocka and Clara Alyffia (Hahn) Brocka. Marlene was the youngest of three sisters Clara Jane and Donna. They lived on several different farms near Allison before her parents purchased a farm near Bristow. As a young girl she was always helping around the farm and enjoyed the farm animals. At a very young age Marlene was very good at drawing and enjoyed it for most of her life. She was united in marriage to Darold "Doug" Sidmore on November 28, 1954 at the United Methodist Church, Bristow, Iowa. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Fort Worth, Texas where Darold worked on a construction contract. Upon returning they settled into their home in Bristow. There they raised three daughters, Mardell, Marcee and Marcia. Marlene loved to sew, work in her large garden and would occasionally paint walls and finish woodwork of houses Darold was building. She was also a substitute cook at the Allison-Bristow Schools. Marlene and her daughters would spend time making crafts to sell at craft shows. She and Darold learned to square dance and enjoyed it for many years. There they made lifelong friends. Marlene enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and made many trips to Minnesota to see them. Marlene is survived by her Husband, Darold "Doug" Sidmore of Bristow; Daughters, Mardell and Steven Van Kleeck of Hampton; Marcee Sidmore and Mike Pals of Hampton; Marcia and Michael Laube of Prior Lake, Minnesota; Grandchildren, Myles and Molly Laube of Prior Lake, Minnesota and Sister, Donna Kruse of Bristow. Along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Clara and one sister, Clara Jane.
Marlene Ann (Brocka) Sidmore 83 of Bristow, Iowa passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at Franklin Country View in Hampton. She was born on December 4, 1932 in rural Allison, Iowa to Ernest Irving Brocka and Clara Alyffia (Hahn) Brocka. Marlene... View Obituary & Service Information
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