Marlene Theresa Alvarez, 78

Marlene Theresa Alvarez (nee Placek), 78, went to her eternal home Thursday, July 20, 2017, at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend. She was born Sept. 1, 1938, in Minnesota to Frederick and Theresa (nee Kennedy) Placek. Marlene loved to crochet and collectables. She was a world traveler until she found herself back in Milwaukee in 1969. She then returned to her hometown of West Bend in 1983. Marlene loved everybody and if in her power, she was always there to help.

Marlene is survived by her children, Theresa Fellenz-Grimes, Donald (Clarisa) Fellenz and Paul Alvarez; grandchildren, Morgan Grimes, Cameron Grimes and David Alvarez; one great-granddaughter, Luella Woodworth; and brothers, Fred (Dee Dee) Placek and Charles Placek. She is further survived by other relatives and friends. Marlene is preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Ed Placek.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or