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Marianne C. Kruchten

Marianne C. Kruchten, age 51, of Marion, Illinois, formerly of Elmhurst, IL, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Illinois.

Marianne was born April 11, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Jean-Claude and Sharlene R. (Maurer) Kruchten. She was born in Chicago and grew up in Elmhurst. She was a 1988 graduate of York High School.

She moved to Marion in 1993 and worked in the billing department at WPS. She last worked at Marion Eye Care in the billing department as well. She volunteered at the Marion VA Medical Center and was a member of the Marion American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing volleyball at SI Volley's and loved riding horses. She also had interest in ghost hunting and loved to read.She is survived by her mother, Sharlene R. Kruchten (Maurer) of Marion, IL and two brothers, Joseph C. (Shannon) Kruchten of Cortland, IL and Jean-Pierre C. Kruchten of Greenup, IL. She is preceded in death by her father, Jean-Claude P. Kruchten.

Celebration of Life services will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the Elmhurst American Legion from 1:00PM - 5:00PM. 

Celebration of Life services will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at the Marion American Legion from 1:00PM - 4:00PM.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Disabled American Veterans. 

Blue Funeral Home in Marion, IL is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Sincere Sympathy to Marianne’s family.
I had missed seeing her at the front desk at VA. Assumed she was back to work, as we had discussed.
Such fun conversations we had at VA and working together at former job.
Marianne was always on the brighter side keep me laughing.
I am sad to learn of her passing. Will treasure the chats we had at VA. Prayers for her family. ♥️

Becca Malone Apr 26 2022 7:49 PM

RIP you left us to early but God had a different plan. Watch over all of us our now forever angle!

The Lepinske family Jan 29 2022 4:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marianne Kruchten

Melanie Finney Jan 20 2022 7:54 PM

You were more than a cousin, you were a sister and best friend. From our hustling darts for a beer or putting the men in their place to running through Resurrection Cemetery dressed as Resurrection Mary for the Haunted tour busses, you will be missed so much. Hug your dad and dog for me, we'll be together again on day.

Debbie Maurer Jan 17 2022 9:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marianne Kruchten

Teresa DeMartino Jan 16 2022 9:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marianne Kruchten

Tracey Stubblefield Jan 16 2022 5:41 PM

Our world is dimmer without you while heaven shines brighter because it has gained your lovely soul. I have been blessed like so many others, to have known you. So many hours spent chatting and sharing... your beautiful, contagious smile is forever held in our hearts. Until we meet again dear friend... sending you perpetual hugs from afar.
Praying for God's merciful peace and comfort upon all your friends and family who are experiencing this most difficult time.

Maureen Murphy Jan 16 2022 10:58 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sharon Wiley Jan 16 2022 7:55 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marianne Kruchten

Linda Rich Jan 16 2022 12:30 AM

Marianne was a bright light in this crazy world. Words can't express my sadness. Til we meet again my sweet friend ♥️

Angie Lasswell Jan 15 2022 11:32 PM

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