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Norfolk — Marlene Edith Seevers, 91, of Norfolk, died Thursday, July 4, 2024 at the Homestead Assisted Living in Norfolk.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 - 11 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2024 at Home for Funerals Chapel in Norfolk.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2024 at the funeral home chapel in Norfolk. Rev. Paul Harder will officiate.

Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Madison.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Marlene was born Nov. 23, 1932, on a farm north of Madison. She was the second of two children born to Percy and Edith (Chapman) Neidig, and grew to adulthood there, the fourth generation of Neidigs to own or live on that farm.

Marlene attended area schools, first at the nearby, one-room school in District 48, and then Madison High School, from which she graduated in 1950. She attended Wayne State Teachers College for a year to earn a certificate to teach rural public school, which she would do for the next four years near Madison and Davey.

In 1954, Marlene married Vernon Seevers, also from Madison, and they first lived in Lincoln while Vernon studied agriculture at the University of Nebraska. The family would later live in York and O'Neill, where Marlene and Vernon raised their four children Marlin, Lennae, Boyd and Drew.

Marlene always showed a particular interest and skill in art, and eventually became a professional China painter and calligrapher. For more than 30 years, she ran a home-based business doing her art and giving lessons across the state. Over the years Marlene won scores of awards at art shows and at the Nebraska State Fair and had more than 50 pieces of her work published in various China magazines from 1981-2016. In addition, Marlene had a place setting of China chosen for use and permanent display at the Nebraska governor's mansion.

Marlene's grounding in life grew out of her upbringing and family of origin, and through her faith in Jesus Christ, which crystalized through the preaching and teaching in the church the family attended in O'Neill beginning in the 1970s. Marlene also had an adventurous spirit, expressed in a love of traveling and other activities like zip lining, parasailing and hot air ballooning. She began tandem parachuting at age 75 and went for the final time in 2023 at age 90, always with grandchildren.

Marlene is survived by her four children Marlin (Lori) of Norfolk, Lennae Seevers of Omaha, Boyd (Karen) of Spring Lake Park, MN and Drew of Henderson, NV; seven grandchildren Kent (Jenny) and Eric (Pae) Seevers, Joshua, Jonathan (Emily) and Rebecca Seevers, Rachel (Will) Ricci and Deborah (Robert) Prines; and nine great-grandchildren Isla and Ada Seevers, Emma Seevers, Declan and Ethan Ricci, Aurora and Milo Seevers and Romeo and Josue Prines.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bryce and husband Vernon.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.homeforfuner             


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