Marlene C. Neulist
November 24, 1934-July 19, 2021
Marlene C. Neulist, 86, of South Bend, IN and formerly of Imperial ,MO, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021 at Wellbrooke of South Bend. She was born November 24, 1934 in St. Louis, MO to the late Clyde and Vera Fults. On September 11, 1954 in St. Louis, Marlene married George Neulist, who preceded her in death on December 12, 2012. Marlene was also preceded in death by her brother, Gale Fults and her sister, Linda Franklin. Marlene is survived by her son, Frank Neulist of Hillsboro, MO; daughter, Nancy (Chris) Hildebrandt of Granger, IN ; seven grandchildren, Melissa (Chris) Bayless, Nikki (Matt) Kerkhoff, Kari (Jake) Dallas, Cory (Paige) Hildebrandt, Sarah Hildebrandt, Amy Hildebrandt, and Drew Hildebrandt; eight greatgrandchildren, Gavin, Lane, Miles, Owen, Ava, Charlotte, Beckham, and Bailey.
Marlene was an avid reader and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles. She was extremely athletic in her
younger years and was known for her strong will and fighting spirit which helped her survive many
medical battles. She and George as a young couple enjoyed the company of a group of friends that were
known as the Mustangs and cherished the many memories and friendships her whole live. Marlene was
always first to volunteer as her kids room mother and always was their biggest fan. She was a retail clerk
at Central Hardware in South County and Festus stores where she especially enjoyed the lawn and
garden departments. She was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and loved her companion dog, a Bichon
Poodle named Ben. She was a friend to many.
Visitation at Kutis South County (5255 Lemay Ferry) on Wednesday 7/28 from 11 until service at 12PM. Contributions in memory of Marlene may be made to the Humane Society. Interment JB National Cemetery