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Marlene J. (Basina) Bolderoff
(September 22, 1943 - September 13, 2010)

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Marlene J. (Basina) Bolderoff

Marlene Joyce (Basina) Bolderoff, age 66, of Red Cliff, WI died Monday September 13, 2010 at her home. She was born September 22, 1943 in Hayward, WI the daughter of Franklin R. & Margaret E. (Petite) Basina.

Marlene attended the St. Francis Catholic School in Red Cliff and completed the 9th grade in high school before moving to California to attend Beauty School. She obtained her license as a beautician and worked for about 8 years in Whittier, CA before returning home to Red Cliff. Marlene married Paul Bolderoff in Las Vegas, NV.

She was a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the St. Francis Catholic Church in Red Cliff. She had worked for 23 years as a Community Health Representative for the Red Cliff Tribe. Her hobbies included playing bingo, games, crocheting, making Native American crafts and watching her favorite craft shows on TV on Saturday mornings. She had a love for animals, especially her two cats, Hollybob & Ladushki.

Surviving are her two sisters, Elizabeth “Betsy” Hudson of Red Cliff, WI & Janice Sandoval of Milwaukee, WI; five brothers, Donald Basina & William (Rosemary) Basina of Red Cliff, WI, Roger Basina of Ashland, WI, Jerome (Sumiko) Basina of Las Vegas, NV & Lonnie Basina of Tucson, AZ; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; her parents, Franklin & Margaret; a sister, Margaret “Penny” Basina & a brother, Dale Basina.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 18, 2010 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Red Cliff, WI. Father Randy Knauf will officiate. Visitation will be after 5:00 PM Friday at the Red Cliff Elderly Center with a 6:30 PM prayer service. Inurnment will take place in the St. Francis Cemetery in Red Cliff at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite animal shelter.

Bratley Funeral Home in Washburn, WI is assisting the family with arrangements. To view this obituary online, sign the guestbook or express online condolences, visit us at

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