July 22, 2022
Marcene Helen Redenius, 82 of Humboldt went to be with Jesus on Friday, July 22 at Avera Dougherty Hospice House.
Marcene Helen Redenius (Hanisch) was born January 9, 1940 in Humboldt to Frank P. and Verna (Rathman-Pippett) Hanisch. Marcene was born the sixth child of 15 in the Hanisch family. She attended St. Ann’s Parochial School and graduated from Humboldt High School. After high school she met the love of her life, George. It was love at first sight for her, and she knew in her heart she was going to marry that man someday. On September 16, 1961, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Humboldt, the two were married and spent 56 years committed to one another. They were blessed with three children, Kerrie, Kent, and John whom they raised in a home they built on an acreage in Humboldt. She was blessed to stay home raising her children while they were young until school age. She then worked at N-Rich Plant Food Inc., where she later retired after 26 years.
She loved spending a lot of time outside planting her flower gardens, feeding and watching the birds, patio chats, and looking for nests with the grandkids all around the yard. She loved to go shopping and making homemade suppers. When they built their cabin on Lake Madison, she enjoyed the sunsets, visits from family and friends, birthday parties and boat rides around “Papa’s Pool”.
There was not a birthday party or activity she was not there for. Holidays were so special to her, especially Christmas. Where every decoration and gift were well thought out. Her buns, cream puffs, macaroni salad, chocolate pie and potato salad to name a few were simply the best. Her grandchildren will forever cherish her yearly Hallmark ornaments with special messages in each and every box.
Marcene loved her family with her whole heart and soul. She prayed for us all daily. To George she was Hun/Tiger. To others, Mom, Grandma Cene, Great Grandma Cece, Aunt Cene, and Sister. She had a gift of making sure each and every person felt special and knew they were loved. She had the most gentleness in her voice and patience. There was love felt in every hug and pat on the back.
She sure loved rocking those grandbabies. She loved her great grandchildren too, showing them the love of God and how to feed the squirrels and birds. She proudly displayed every piece of art work, newspaper clipping, card and photo to share with all who would come visit. When your visit was over, she made sure to wave from the picture window for one last goodbye. Cardinals were her favorite and you could be sure one would visit at just the perfect times. Marcene showed us all what it was like to be loved unconditionally, always, we are blessed to have been loved by her.
She is now in heaven, watching over us always, reunited with the love of her life George.
“He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge.” Psalm 9 1:4
Blessed for having shared her life are her children, Kerrie Krier of Sioux Falls, Kent (Lynnae) of Humboldt and John (Nancy) of Sioux Falls; eight grandchildren, Michelle (Tyler Pierce) of Sioux Falls, Cortney (Trevor Salmonson) of Mitchell, Brandon (Makenzie) of Hartford, Kylie of Sioux Falls, Rachel (Jacob Williams) of Columbia, Md., Ryan (Katlyn) of Beresford, Daniel (Kassi) of Sioux Falls and Evan of Sioux Falls; great-grandchildren, Lexeigh, Mylah, Meighan, Hayes, Everleigh, Kolbie, Isla and Carter; siblings, Leo Hanisch (Glenda Koel), Lorraine Johnson, Terry (Linda) Hanisch, and Bob (Robyn) Hanisch.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Redenius; parents, Frank and Verna Hanisch; great-grandson, Blake Pierce; brothers, Frank Raymond, Marvin, Charles, Loren, and Gary; and sisters, Donna Abild, Dorothy Gates, Rita Boy, Mary Lou Nicholson and Vicky Shaw.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 am Thursday, July 28 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Humboldt. Visitation with family present to greet friends was held 5 – 7 pm, with a Liturgical Wake Service beginning at 7 pm also at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Humboldt. Interment at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery, Humboldt.
Funeral services provided by Miller Funeral Home