In Memory of Marlene Dooley

Marlene Dooley
Marlene Dooley
Born: April 4, 1941
Died: February 18, 2017
Age: 75
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Marlene Dooley
April 4, 1941 - February 18, 2017
From: Rush City, MN | Originally: Nevada, IA
Marlene Dooley, age 75, of Rush City, Minnesota, and formerly of Nevada, Iowa, died Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada, with burial to follow in the Nevada Municipal Cemetery.  Pastor David R. Burling will officiate.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. 

Born April 4, 1941, in Nevada, Iowa, Marlene Louise (Williams) Dooley was the daughter of Elmer and Doris (Shaffer) Williams.  She graduated from Nevada High School and was united in marriage to Edward Dooley on June 11, 1961.  The couple made their home in Anoka, Minnesota, where they raised their two sons, Jeff and Mark.  They also enjoyed their winter home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Marlene loved to entertain with family and friends.  She enjoyed all outdoor activities, sunbathing, fishing, boating, and country music.  Marlene and Ed were both members of the American Legion in Lake Havasu City and the V.F.W. in Rush City. 

Survivors include her husband, Ed; two sons, Jeff Dooley of East Bethel, MN, and Mark (Julie) Dooley of Pine City, MN; six grandchildren, Rachael (Andrew) Setter, Adam Dooley, Justin Quaas, Andrew Dooley, Tayler Dooley, and Carly Dooley; three great-grandchildren, Ashlynn, Autumn, and Arrionna; her mother, Doris Williams of Urbandale; a sister, Bernadine (Richard) Rullestad of Urbandale; as well as nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Marlene and her family.  


Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:35 PM
“Our sincere condolences go out to Ed, Doris,Bernadine, and families. We are so sorry to hear of Marlene's passing. We grew up with her in Nevada and she was a good friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. We were so fortunate to see her at her 55th high school reunion.

Murray and Monica Lounsberry, and Karen Lounsberry Grandstrand
- Murray Lounsberry
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:56 PM
“Dear Dooley family. I am so sorry for your loss, Ed and Marlene were family to so many of us here. everyone that knew them Loved them. Marlene had recently started wii bowling which she loved and looked forward to on Thurs night! She will be missed. Ed take care and hope you can come back and see all your friends here again! GodBless each and everyone of you. Loretta”
- Loretta Van Lith
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:55 PM
“Ed and Family ; Our thoughts are with you. Nothing else to be said”
- stan and rosemary nelson
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:57 AM
“Ed, we are so sorry to hear of Marlene's passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family,
Ken and Connie Lewis”
- Ken and Connie Lewis
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:26 PM
“ Cousin Eddie...I'm so sorry for your loss. No words can possibly describe what you & your family are going through now. Just know my thoughts are with you. Rest in Peace, Marlene. You were truly blessed & loved.
- Pat Hatcher
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:26 PM
“Dear Ed and family. So sorry to hear of Marlene passing, She was fun and loving. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Our deepest condolences .
Dave and Daphne Faddler”
- Dave and Daphne Faddler
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:42 AM
“I am so sorry to read of Marlene's passing! We were school classmates and good friends. Altho we were far apart i thought of her quite often! My condolrnces to Ed and the boys and their families and to Doris and Bernie and her family! Our class reunions will not be the same without you Marlene! Rest in peace!”
- Betty Davis
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Saturday, February 25, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor David R. Burling


Jeff Dooley
Mark Dooley
Justin Quaas
Tayler Dooley
Adam Dooley
Andrew Dooley
Galen Hanson
Andy Setter


One hour prior to services
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


Nevada Municipal Cemetery
Nevada, Iowa