Marilyn Marie Waltke

Marilyn Marie Waltke of Delafield died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at Aurora VNA Zilber Family Hospice in Wauwatosa at the age of 73.

Among her many passions, family and her faith were the most important in her life. She also found joy in being "Nana," entertaining friends, gardening, enjoying music, playing tennis and sharing her generous, caring spirit with others. Marilyn was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Delafield.

Marilyn is lovingly remembered by her husband, Alfred, of 50 years; children, Kelly (Greg) Sachse of Milwaukee, Tracy Waltke of Waukesha and Leslie Waltke of Wauwatosa; two grandchildren, Christian and Camryn; brother, Frank Holtmeier of Nebraska; sister, Arlene Mahloch of Texas; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers.

The memorial service for Marilyn will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1600 N. Genesee St., Delafield, with the Rev. David Peters, the Rev. Gary Heath and the Rev. Frank Janzow officiating. The visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials for Marilyn are appreciated to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1600 N. Genesee St., Delafield, WI 53018, or Aurora VNA Zilber Family Hospice, P.O. Box 370196, Milwaukee, WI 53237-9903.

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609 or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit