Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt. Burial was in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Melva Marlene Foval was born in Storm Lake on Sept. 20, 1936 to Ervin Roy Foval and Melva Louise Lorence Foval. She was baptized in Marathon at the home of her grandparents on Nov. 18, 1936. She was confirmed at Little Sioux Valley Lutheran Church in May 1951.
Marlene lived in Rembrandt and attended Rembrandt Consolidated School, graduating in 1954. She was married on Feb. 20, 1955 to Roger Dale Eddie, and three sons were born to this union. She worked in three banks until her children were born and then was a stay at home mom for many years. From 1985 to 2004, she worked at Citizens First National Bank in Storm Lake and she then became employed part time at First Federal Plaza until illness forced her retirement.
Her hobbies included homemaking, taking care of her three sons, bowling, creating beautiful art with counted cross stitch, and playing the piano. She was church organist at her home church in Rembrandt, served as president of the Ladies Aid and also as church secretary. She enjoyed a life-long membership in the Merry Matrons Club.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 57 years, Roger Eddie; children: Kevin (Teri) Eddie of Storm Lake; Kyle (Lesa) Eddie of Storm Lake; Kirby (Karna) Eddie of Adel; grandchildren: Geoff Eddie, Lance (Christine) Eddie, Dallas Eddie, Trae Eddie, Chase Eddie; step-grandchildren: Katie (Cullen) Vredenburg, Brett Townsend, A.J. Smith, Jenna (fiancÚ, Jordan Hinkeldey) Smith, MacKenzie Smith; step-great-grandchild, Brayden; sister, Betty Foval (Robert) Hoskins of Virginia; niece, Shari Ervine Linn; nephews, Lane (Dorothy) Hoskins and David Hoskins; other nieces and nephews; extended family and many friends.
Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Melva Foval; and two half sisters, Ervine Kirsch and Isabelle Robinson.