Marilyn Mae (Johnson) Marx, of Beaver Dam, passed away on January 15, 2008 after a lengthy illness.
Visitation for Marilyn will be at the Murray Funeral Home in Horicon on Friday, January 18, 2008 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and at Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon on Saturday, January 19, 2008 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Funeral services will also be at church on Saturday, beginning at 2:30 PM. Rev. Mark Hasty will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakhill Cemetery in Horicon.
Marilyn was born in Burnett, WI on September 4, 1927, attended schools in Horicon and graduated in 1944. She married her husband Earl on September 13, 1947, recently having their 60th wedding anniversary. Marilyn worked for several years as a nursing assistant, furthering her education to LPN and went on to become an RN. She retired in 1993 from Hillside Hospital after 34 years. She was cared for at home by her loving daughter, Elizabeth, for the past few years until she was too sick to be at home. She spent the last few weeks in the loving care of her son, Randall, wife, Clara”s home and in the company of all her children at her side.
She is survived by her husband, Earl, four children, Peter Marx of East Windsor, NJ, Randall (Clara) Marx of Juneau, Elizabeth (Mark) Werner and Stewart Marx (Vicky Peas), both of Beaver Dam, eleven grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. She is further survived by three siblings, Marjorie Stewart of Madison, Jeanette (Laverne) Hilgendorf of Watertown, and Elroy Johnson of Beaver Dam. She was preceded in death by her mother, Laurena (Toll) Johnson in 1953 and her father, Wilbert “Bud” Johnson in 1964.
Marilyn and her family would like to thank Dr. Amy Muchow, all the hospice nurses, and especially Julie Heitmann, whom Marilyn loved dearly for all their kind words and gentle attention. She will be greatly missed. She was a jewel on earth and will be a precious jewel in God”s kingdom.
The family rejoices in knowing that she is already in her own very special place in Paradise. The family will be forever grateful for Elizabeth”s commitment and sacrifice. Elizabeth was more than a daughter; she was a companion, confidant, and best friend. Love you baby sister. Love you Great Grandma. Love you Grandma. Love you mom. Love you “sweetheart”. You are so precious to me!!
The Murray Funeral Home in Horicon is serving the family. Online condolences may be made on our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Saturday, January 19th, 2008, 2:30pm, Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon
Oak Hill Cemetery-Horicon