In Memory of




Obituary for Marna Louise Sletten

MARNA L. SECKER SLETTEN, 65, of Ownings Mills, MD passed away on November 29, 2023. She was born in Freeport, IL on October 24, 1958 to James H. & Marilyn L. (Konefes) Secker, Sr.

Marna graduated from Freeport Senior High School in 1977. She graduated from Highland Community College with her registered nursing degree and worked at nursing homes in Freeport IL, Rockford, IL and in Maryland as a registered nurse. On May 20, 1995 she married the love of her life, David R. Sletten, who died on February 6, 2005. She adored her cats, especially her kitty, Peppa.

Marna is survived by her siblings, Peter (Mary) Secker of Surf Side Beach, SC, Jo Ellen (Zachary) Chattler of Reisterstown, MD, Elizabeth “Betty” (Michael) Sopcic of Freeport, IL, Paula (Thomas) Johnston of Altoona, IA, Phyllis (Russell) Slifer of Boise, ID and sister-in-law Holly (Rockne) Brosman of Bettendorf, IA. Her nieces and nephews, Eric (Jenny) Secker, Benjamin (Melissa) Secker, Martha (Marc) Welch, Jonathan (Marissa) Chattler, Daniel (Adva) Chattler, Jordan (Alexis) Chattler, Paula (Jeremy) Caldwell, and Dean (fiancé Stacy Xiong) Sopcic, as well as many great nephews and nieces.

She is predeceased by her parents, husband, and brother James H. Secker, Jr.

Memorial services are pending and will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Marna’s name.