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Obituary for Marlene Hufford


Marlene Hufford, 70, of Genoa, passed away on November 20, 2019, after a three-year battle with a brain tumor. She was born on May 15, 1949, in Bruno, Minn. to Albert and Gwenyth Jorgensen. She graduated from Moose Lake High School in 1967. She graduated from Methodist Kahler School of Nursing, Class of 1970, as a Registered Nurse and became a U.S. Navy Nurse. On January 2, 1971, Marlene married Terry Coil of Moose Lake, and lived happily until his passing in 1983. She worked at Cloquet Memorial Hospital in labor and delivery for 20 years. On February 10, 1996, she married Jim Hufford of Braham, Minn. She went to work for Isanti County Public Health in WIC and other child care programs. She retired from Nursing in 2009. She was a National Park Volunteer with Jim for six seasons. She is survived by her husband, Jim Hufford; their combined children, Sean (Lindsey) Coil, Cece (Dean) Janowicz, Sara Osterlie, Jamie (Steve) Carr, Donna Carley, and Tracy (Al) Sauerweih; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Kathy (Jim) Horvath. She was preceded in death by Terry Coil in 1983; her father, in 1985; and her mother in 1991. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Genoa, Wis. Father Nathaniel Kuhn and Father Seamus Walsh will concelebrate. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. A Celebration of Life will be at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Moose Lake, Minn. on Saturday, November 30th, from 1pm-3pm. In lieu of flowers, there will be a memorial at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Genoa, Wis. Jandt- Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Woodruff Chapel, La Crosse, is assisting the family in their time of need.