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Marlene A. Baron

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Marlene A. Baron, 81, passed away peacefully Feb. 28, 2020, in Green Bay.

Marlene was born on Dec. 31, 1938, in Gile, to Harry and Liza (Giacomino) Smith.

She graduated from Hurley High School in 1956. In 1959, she graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with her nursing degree and later a master's degree at University of Wisconsin-Superior.

In 1959, she married Leon Baron and spent the next 25 years living in Ashland. She worked as an OB nurse for St. Joseph Hospital and later at Northland College as their campus nurse from 1969-1979.

In 1986, Marlene moved to Green Bay and met her beloved Dave Wittig. Her remaining years were spent in Green Bay with Dave, family and friends. They were great hosts and had many visitors at their home to join their Packer tailgate parties, events and loved showing guests around the city. Marlene worked for Employers Heath Insurance Company and then Network Health Plan until retirement. Her retirement years were spent enjoying skiing, biking, reading, golfing and traveling to visit friends and family.

Marlene is survived by Dave Wittig and his family; daughter, Brenda Eder, Ashland; and sons, Nathan Baron, of Ashland and Glenn Baron, of Hudson; three grandchildren, Erica (Matt) Lehto, Ashland, Stephen (Katarina) Eder, Prior Lake, Minnesota, and Kevin Eder, Menomonie; eight great-grandchildren, Tyler, Maryn, Aubree, Derek, Allie, Wade, Drew and Wes Lehto ; sister, Jeanne (Tony) Gulan, Shell Lake; and nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, March 4, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Lyndahl Funeral Home in Green Bay.

An additional celebration of life will be held at noon on Friday, March 6, at Frost Funeral Home in Ashland. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Spring inurnment will take place in the Hurley Cemetery.

To view this obituary online, sign the guestbook or express online condolences, visit us at Arrangements are by Frost Home for Funerals in Ashland.

Marlene and family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Allouez Parkside Village and Heartland Hospice Care in Green Bay for their outstanding care. In lieu of memorials, please donate to your favorite local charity.