In Memory Of
Marlin Green


Full Name:
Marlin H. Green

Date of Birth:
September 9, 1936

Date of Death:
November 30, 2013

December 4, 2013 - 5 pm to 7 pm - North Main Chapel

Service Information:
December 5, 2013 - 10 am - North Main Chapel

Marlin H. Green, 77, of Machesney Park, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Rosewood Care Center.  Born Sept. 9, 1936, in Rockford, the son of Harold and Eva (Martin) Green.  Served in the U.S. Army.  He married Arvis Houser July 29, 1978, in Rockford.   She predeceased him Jan. 11, 2013.  Marlin was a tool maker for Chrysler Corp. for 35 years.  He loved his family, birds, the river, and the outdoors, and enjoyed boating and hunting.  He was an avid Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Cubs fan.  Marlin was a good father, a good provider, and a loving person with a big heart.
He is survived by his children, Marlene (Larry) Nolta of Beloit, Wis., Marlin H. Green Jr. of Beloit, Rene Rindahl of Janesville, Wis., Crystal Green of Machesney Park, Edwin (Belinda) Houser of Roscoe, and Dale (Susie) Houser of Loves Park; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother; and one sister.  Predeceased by his stepson, Ron Houser.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., North Main Chapel, 2811 N. Main St.  Entombment in Sunset Mausoleum.  Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in the funeral home.  

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From: Mary Jo KellerDec 2 2013 5:42PM
sorry I was not able to be there Marlin will be greatly missed
From: Ed JenkinsDec 5 2013 8:41AM
Always enjoyed the banter we shared at Rosewood. Marlin had a great sense of humor and brought a smile and laugh to everyone in the therapy department. Some of his jokes he shared with us are repeated often and will be for a long time to come. It was an honor to know him and I will miss him very much. "Tilapia!"
From: Jennifer PichlerDec 5 2013 9:26AM
I will greatly miss Marlin. He will go down in HISTORY as the ONLY man to EVER leave me speechless! I truley enjoyed the time we spent "battling witts." Even though he protestested at times, I know he loved Therapy. He worked so hard for us and always came down. Such a funny and caring man, even when being a Grumpy Guss, he always managed to smile back with a equal to better smarty pants comment in response to something I said to cheer him up. I will miss our "ride around Rockford" ....and I will miss you "sweet cheeks!"

"Knobs" - Jenny C.O.T.A./L
Mary C.O.T.A/L DM
Brad P.T./L
Ed P.T.A./L
Sharon P.T.A./L
Penny O.T.R./L
Julie C.O.T.A./L
Deb S.L.P./L
From: John WaltersDec 5 2013 10:47AM
Marlin Green was a good man.  Sorry he's gone.  I enjoyed working with him and always got a laugh.  Sorry I cannot attend services.  He will be missed; God's peace.
From: Peggy JohnsonDec 5 2013 1:14PM
I hope you dance with your beautiful wife.Together forever.
From: Marcia Martens RosenboomDec 6 2013 2:43PM
Marlin was my cousin.  Marlin's many witty comments will live in the family for years to come.  Whenever he came "home" to Iowa, there was sure to be a party.  Music, food, and laughter were always part of the festivities.  I still remember the hours Marlin took to come his hair when getting ready to go out.  Finally, he would be ready, turn from the bathroom mirror, give me a wink, make some totally Marlin comment, and out he would go to meet friends, John and Alma Kruger.  I miss them all, but I'm sure there is a party that they are enjoying.  As in the old days, I'm just not quite old enough to go along.
From: Paul KoerselmanDec 7 2013 10:42AM
I'll miss the stories no matter how elaborate they always held my attention. RIP Marlin
From: Janice Martens-KoerselmanDec 7 2013 11:24AM
I am a first cousin to Marlin.  We are both the first born in our families.  We will all miss him greatly.  He always made us laugh with his wonderful stories. A funny man with a big heart.
From: Merlyn KrugerDec 7 2013 11:38AM
Marlin was always a hoot! Still remember the days when we were on the farm in NW Iowa and the good times Marlin had with Mom and Dad. They always had fun and found reasons to have a party! He loved to tease the animals including our goat! He will be missed and I am sure he is partying with Mom and Dad and Lawrence Deutsch in heaven. We will treasures the great memories and will miss him dearly! God bless his soul! Marlin rest in peace! Love ya man!

Merlyn and Bev Kruger
From: Karla (Kruger) ArltDec 25 2013 9:46AM
Marlin was a very great friend of the Kruger family in NW Iowa.  He was family to us!  We cherish a huge amount of wonderful fun memories of him. Whenever Marlin was around, you never forgot it.  His stories were great, his humor was wonderful, and everyone loved him!  My parents (John and Alma Kruger) had many fun times over many years.  We will cherish the memories and will miss you forever!  Love Jeff, Karla, and Kaitlin Arlt