Marlene Fay Hobbs Buttke, 72, of Statesville, NC died Sunday, March 19, 2023, at the Gordon Hospice
She was born on March 31, 1950 in Jackson County, Wisconsin to the late Earl Hobbs and Birdine Olson
Marlene was a people person, had a compassionate heart of gold, and loved everyone. She was the
President of the Fairgrounds in Lenoir and started the Junior Fair in Lenoir also. She won many awards
with animals at the fair. She also worked with Jim Andrews catering for many benefits. She loved
working in her flower gardens and building koi ponds and waterfalls to beautify her property.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 54 years, Harold Eugene Buttke, a daughter,
Kimberly Ross, two grandchildren, Allen Jewel and Adam Ross, a brother, Donald Hobbs, caregiver, Mary
Helton, and best friend and caregiver, Barbara Irwin. She was preceded in death by her most special fur
baby, a boxer named Bob.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at noon at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home in
Hixton, WI. Burial will follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Alma Center, WI. The family will visit with friends
from 10:30 am to noon prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
Nicholson Funeral Home in Statesville NC and Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home in Hixton WI are honored
to serve the Buttke family.

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