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Marlene Dunn

December 13, 1954 — November 8, 2018

Varna- Marlene Kay Dunn, 63, of Varna, IL, died at 5:12 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

She was born December 13, 1954 in Omaha, NE to Eugene C., SR. and Mary Lou (Eller) Nerad. She married Amir Reza Riahi in Washburn, IL in 1981. He died on August 31, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving is her significant other of 18 years, Greg J. Terpstra of Varna; her children, Tommy (Becca) Nerad of LaSalle, IL, Behnam Riahi of Chicago, IL and Bobak (fiancé Maurissa) Riahi of Spring Valley, IL; 2 brothers; 3 sisters; and three grandchildren, Zane, Ashlyn and Amity.

She was a Chicago Bears and Nebraska Cornhuskers fan. She also enjoyed baking and cooking. She always put others before herself. She was deeply loved, she will be dearly missed.

Funeral Services will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon, IL. Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to services on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Cremation will be accorded after the services.

Memorials may be made to her family.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at


NOV 14. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Funeral Service

NOV 14. 5:00 PM (CST)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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