Memorial service for Marianne Spreng

10 September 2021

13:30 CEST


Marianne Spreng, who has been a mainstay of the Initiatives of Change conference centre at Caux for half a century, passed away suddenly on 21 August 2021. Her passing came as a shock to the multitudes who will forever recall her warmth, enthusiasm, wit and sharp intellect.

Marianne was 74 years old and a treasured member of Initiatives of Change, serving the Foundation and the conference centre in Caux selflessly for many decades in different capacities. She had a passion for people and situations and a gift for friendships with people from all walks of life. 

To honour her life, a memorial service will be held on 10 September 2021 at 13.30 CEST in Lucerne and online. The memorial service is open to the public with Covid-related limitations and protocols in place (maximum occupancy of 100 people). 


Lukaskirche (behind the main station) 

Morgartenstr. 16 

CH- 6003 Lucerne


Join the memorial service online

For those who cannot attend in-person, the funeral will be livestreamed. You can join the memorial service on Zoom : 

Meeting ID: 889 9973 0586 
Passcode: 623469 


Please note that the memorial service will be recorded. Your microphone will be muted throughout the service. Please make sure you have your camera switched off if you do not wish to be part of the recording.

You can use the chat to pay tribute to Marianne. 


Online interpretation

The memorial service will be held in German. Interpretation in English will be available on Zoom only. If you need interpretation, you can select English via the globe symbol at the bottom right corner of your Zoom screen.  

For a better view of the service you can hide all participant videos by pressing the 3 dots at the top right corner of your own Zoom screen (select : Hide all non-video participants). 


Photo: Leela Channer