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Marlene J. Dinkelman

Marlene Joyce Dinkelman (nee Andrews) of Nashville, IL departed this life on September 19, 2022, at Saint Louis University Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 76 years old.

Marlene was born in East St. Louis, IL on June 9, 1946 to Morris and Annalou (nee Muenning) Andrews. She was united in marriage to Lloyd Dinkelman on October 23, 1965 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville, IL. He survives her passing after 56 devoted years of marriage.

She was the adored mother of her three children, Stephen and wife Tricia of Waterloo, IL, Shawn and wife Holly of Salt Lake City, UT, and Lisa and husband David Jamiolkowski of Chicago, IL; and the beloved “Momo” to her four grandchildren, Jacob and Joseph Dinkelman, Loretta Marlene, and Heath Jamiolkowski. She is also survived by one brother, Martin Andrews and wife Helen; nieces, nephews, and other relations.

Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather Stephen Ceglenske, and a brother, Roy “Jack” Snyder.

Marlene loved her family ferociously and signed all her correspondence with “I’ll love you forever.” Those left to mourn her passing will love her forever, too.

In keeping with Marlene’s wishes to rest near her “Honey”, a private funeral is being arranged by Drake & Son Funeral Home in Chicago followed by burial at Rosehill Cemetery on September 28, 2022.

Should family or friends desire, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s:

For information, please contact Drake & Son Funeral Home: 773-561-6874 or

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