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Marianne C. Kruchten

Marianne C. Kruchten, age 51, of Marion, Illinois, formerly of Elmhurst, IL, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Illinois.

Marianne was born April 11, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Jean-Claude and Sharlene R. (Maurer) Kruchten. She was born in Chicago and grew up in Elmhurst. She was a 1988 graduate of Elmhurst High School. She moved to Marion in 1993 and worked in the billing department at WPS. She lasted worked at Marion Eye Care in the billing department as well. She volunteered at the Marion VA Medical Center and was a member of the Marion American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing volleyball at SI Volley's and loved riding horses. She also had interest in ghost hunting and loved to read.

She is survived by her mother, Sharlene R. Kruchten (Maurer) of Marion, IL and two brothers, Joseph C. (Shannon) Kruchten of Cortland, IL and Jean-Pierre C. Kruchten of Greenup, IL. She is preceded in death by her father, Jean-Claude P. Kruchten.

Celebration of Life services will be held at a later date at the Marion American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Disabled American Veterans.

Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

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You were more than a cousin, you were a sister and best friend. From our hustling darts for a beer or putting the men in their place to running through Resurrection Cemetery dressed as Resurrection Mary for the Haunted tour busses, you will be missed so much. Hug your dad and dog for me, we'll be together again on day.

Debbie Maurer Jan 17 2022 9:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marianne Kruchten

Teresa DeMartino Jan 16 2022 9:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marianne Kruchten

Tracey Stubblefield Jan 16 2022 5:41 PM

Our world is dimmer without you while heaven shines brighter because it has gained your lovely soul. I have been blessed like so many others, to have known you. So many hours spent chatting and sharing... your beautiful, contagious smile is forever held in our hearts. Until we meet again dear friend... sending you perpetual hugs from afar.
Praying for God's merciful peace and comfort upon all your friends and family who are experiencing this most difficult time.

Maureen Murphy Jan 16 2022 10:58 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sharon Wiley Jan 16 2022 7:55 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marianne Kruchten

Linda Rich Jan 16 2022 12:30 AM

Marianne was a bright light in this crazy world. Words can't express my sadness. Til we meet again my sweet friend ♥️

Angie Lasswell Jan 15 2022 11:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marianne Kruchten

Angie Lasswell Jan 15 2022 11:29 PM

It was a privilege to know and love Marianne. She'll be greatly missed.

Mackenzie Staton Jan 15 2022 8:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marianne Kruchten

Vicki Williams Jan 15 2022 5:17 PM

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