Marlene V. Lippold, age 72, of Crystal Lake, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at Alden Terrace in McHenry. She was born April 24, 1943 in Yugoslavia to Martin and Veronika (Szabo) Gestrich.
Formerly of Chicago, Marlene has been a resident of Crystal Lake for 39 years. She worked in production at Camfil Farr Inc. Of Crystal Lake. She was a great mother and doting grandmother. Marlene was an avid gardener, enjoyed flowers, and in her younger years she loved sewing.
Marlene is survived by her two daughters, Veronica (James) Woodruff, Tanja Lippold; five grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Paul) Huizenga, Leslie Woodruff, Lukas Woodruff, Grayce Woodruff, and Travis Plofsky.
In addition to her parents, Marlene is preceded in death by her first husband, Laszlo Mate in 1970, and her second husband, Rolf Lippold in 2005.
Friends and neighbors may gather from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2016, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
The cremation rite will be performed accordingly. Inurnment will be private in St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, her family suggests memorials to Helping Paws, 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visitwww.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.