Marlene J. Corner

Born March 1, 1934, in Lansing, Michigan, daughter of the late Frank and Maria (Schatz) Schlotter. She passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 in her home at the age of 89.

Surviving are her children: Bryan Corner, Julie (John) Ross, Karin (Randy Hall) Corner-Ochs, and Susan Corner; five grandchildren, Nathan (Amber), Justin (Kaylee) and Kari (Gregg McClintic) Ross, Jennifer and Chad (Alicia) Ochs; great-grandchildren, Natividad, Kaylee, Makenzy, Paytin, Everett, Nora, Ruby, Adaline, Hunter, and Noah; her sister, Ruth Smith; and nieces, Sarah (Matt) Karl, and Kirsten (Ted Steley) Smith.

Marlene was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Klon “Harold” Corner, and daughter Deborah Corner.

Marlene was a passionate and opinionated woman, believing that involvement in social justice and politics could make lifelong changes in the lives of those in her community. She also had a love for music, including Jazz and Classical, she sang in the church choir, and enjoyed attending local concerts. In her free time Marlene was an avid gardener, and enjoyed Red Hat Society events. Her greatest love was for her family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Marlene’s daughter, Susan Corner, whose care made mom’s wish to stay in her home possible.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 517 S. Clinton St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Lansing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral at the church.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions in Marlene’s memory, may do so to the Special Olympics. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Lorri miller
May 25, 2023 at 12:03 pm

Dear Corner family

I am so sorry for your loss, your mom was a special person and always made us feel welcome in your home when we were growing up. Heaven has gained another angel

Lorri Miller

Susan Corner
May 25, 2023 at 6:52 pm

Thank you, Lorri. We will miss her.

R miers
May 27, 2023 at 10:11 am

Rest peacefully, Mrs. corner you are home and safe in God’s hands and arms loving you unconditionally as always. I thank you so much for always being so kind and gracious to me. I have fond memories of playing games and eating good food at your house in the backyard your kindness still means so much to me.

Karin Ochs
May 28, 2023 at 8:17 am

We will miss you so much. You were such an amazing mother full of strength.
You are now at peace. Rest in heaven mother.
God has another special guardian angel. Spead your wings as we learn to navigate live without you. Until we meet again.
Much Love
Your Daughter Karin

John/Pat Greenslit
May 29, 2023 at 9:40 am

Corner Family,
Nothing could have said more about Marlene than the “Red Hat’ photo, if there was ever a poster lady for fun, personality, compassion, sharing and faith. The note to “Suzy” also sent a great message, as family came first. We are proud, she made a difference.

Kathie Blake
May 29, 2023 at 5:50 pm

Cherish your Mom and Grandmas warm memories
Kathie Laxton Blake


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