Marlene Swensen, 74, of Decroah, passed away in Evanston, Ill. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, surrounded by her three children and one brother. Her death occurred after a year-and-a-half-long struggle with cancer. Memorial Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah, with Rev. Chad Huebner officiating. Burial will be held in private. A Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Memorial Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fjelstul Funeral Home.