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Marlowe Senske

Marlowe O. Senske, 61, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2009.

Service: 10:30 a.m Wednesday at Compass Christian Church, 2600 Hall Johnson Road, Colleyville.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Minnesota Medical Foundation-Marlowe Senske Scholarship, in care of Jerry Nye, 9616 Oxborough Road, Bloomington, Minn. 55437.

Marlowe was born Feb. 23, 1948, in Perham, Minn. He graduated from Perham High School in 1966. Marlowe received his bachelor's degree in business and hospital administration from Minnesota State University and Concordia College of Moorhead and his master's degree in health administration from the University of Minnesota.

Marlowe had a distinguished career as a health care executive. In his career he worked 10 years at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. Marlowe had a 21-year career at VHA Inc. of Irving. Since 2004, he had worked as a senior vice president, consultant at Integrated Healthcare Strategies.

Marlowe embraced all that he did. More than anything, he cherished the time he spent with his eight grandchildren.

In 2006, Marlowe was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and fought a long battle. He passed away following an unexpected onset of pneumonia.

Marlowe was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Orline, and one daughter, Kim Senske.

Survivors: His wife, Betty; daughters and sons-in-law, Gina and Chris Loe, Danielle and Ray Ferri and Shelly and James Marzoni; grandchildren, Tessa, Blaine, Tanner, Drake, Trey, Tyler, Avery, and Teagan; and his brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Carol Senske.