Dierks, Marlene Anne 78, of Phoenix, AZ passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on 8/1/2016. She was born in Clinton, IA and moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1962. Marlene was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Marvin E Dierks, her parents, brother John Pringle and Aunt Erma Cady. She is survived by her 4 children, Dennis, Mark, Lisa (Rick) Kole of Phoenix and Jim of Chandler; 4 grandkids, Ricky and Ryan Kole, Sheena and Lacey Dierks and her brother Allan (Lynne) Pringle of Leesburg, FL; sisters (in law) Jean Smith of Dewitt, IA and Susie (Larry) Judd of Clinton, IA and brother (in law) Jim (Dahlia) Dierks of Glendale, CA. Marlene attended Our Lady of Angels Academy in Clinton. In Phoenix she worked at American Airlines for 20 years and taveled with her family to many exciting places, including home to Iowa for summer family reunions. She later started her own business and loved booking her many clients on wonderful cruises and vacations. Marlene loved entertaining, cooking and doing home improvements. A memorial will be held at 4:00 pm on Friday, 10/21/2016 at St. Louis the King on 43rd Ave and Maryland, Glendale.
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