Marlene Sue Backhus - age 76, of Caledonia, formerly of Fenton, went to be with her Lord on Monday, August 24, 2020. Marlene was married to her husband, Roy on April 5, 1968. She worked for the Fenton Public School System for 15 years, and enjoyed being a homemaker, camping, traveling and spending winters in FL, where she leaves a community of friends. She loved arts and crafts, spending time with her children and grandchildren, as well as cheering on their sporting events. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Caledonia. Her parents, Gerald and Virginia Ortwine; and a brother, Edward Ortwine, preceded her in death. Marlene will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Roy; her children and grandchildren, Todd and Stacey Backhus (Dakota, Sarah), Greg and Amy Backhus (Joshua, Ethan, Bryce, and Andrew), Brad and Michelle Backhus (Hannah and Evan); sister and brother-in-law, June and Bob Cudney and their children, Tammy and Timothy; sister-in-law, Vicki Ortwine and her son, Eric. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Marlene's life will be held on Saturday, September 12, from 1 - 4 PM at Bush Park in Fenton, N Leroy St. Enter off the east end of Jefferson Street behind St. John's Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots. www.stroofuneralhome.com.