Maralee J. Franzen, 84, of Golden, passed away at 4:05 PM, Friday, October 9, 2020, at the Golden Good Shepherd Home in Golden.
She was born on May 4, 1936, in Golden, the daughter of Albert T. and Anna Franzen
Surviving are nephew Roger Franzen and niece Jackie Christ both of Quincy, one great niece Susan (Larry) Brown of Golden, two great nephews Scott (Tammy) Smith of Camp Point and Mike (Carol) Smith of Mendon and several great great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, four brothers and three nieces.
Maralee made her home with her brother Raymond for many years. They lived in Lansing, Michigan, and she worked as an accounting clerk at General Motors in Detroit. She later retired from the Rapid Design Program of Saturn through General Motors in Lansing. While in Michigan, she was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
After retirement, she and Raymond would spend half the year in Arcadia, Florida and the other half in Golden.
She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Golden and participated in many mission trips. She was a dog lover and enjoyed traveling.
Services will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Golden, with Revered Jeffrey Corson officiating. Interment will follow in the Immanuel Cemetery in Golden. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Golden. Memorials are suggested to the Immanuel Lutheran Church.