WHITING

Marion E. Kusch

Dec. 2, 1920 - Sept. 9, 2007

Marion E. Kusch, age 86 died Sept. 9, 2007 at Care Partners Assisted Living in Whiting under the Care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice. Mrs. Kusch was born Dec. 2, 1920, in Milwaukee, the daughter of John and Esther (nee Niederer) Halazon.

She attended schools in Milwaukee and graduated from Rufus King High School. She married James J. Kusch on April 26, 1941, in Milwaukee. The couple are proud parents of nine children. After marriage, the couple moved to Waukesha until moving to the Stevens Point area in 1978. Marion worked as a cake decorator for bakeries in the Waukesha area and at Copps North Side IGA until retirement. She enjoyed bowling, being with her family, and loved all children. She was very active all her life in church activities and volunteering.

Marion is survived by her husband of 66 years, James; their children, James Kusch Jr., Jean (Bob) Smith, Ellen Kusch, Richard Kusch, Lorraine (Ken) Doughty, Sandee Huss, Michael (Mary) Kusch, Cheryl Pruitt and Mark (Missy) Kusch; 24 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and her brother, George (Kay) Halazon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Ralph Halazon; and her granddaughter, Joan Heinl.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, Sept. 13, at Peace United Church of Christ, 1756 Dixon St., Stevens Point. The Rev. Nancy Zorn Micke will officiate the service at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial in her name will be established for Peace United Church of Christ.

Shuda Family Funeral Service of Stevens Point and Plover is assisting the family. For more information, call (920) 344-2113. Online condolences may be sent by visiting online at www.shudafuneral.com.