Marion J. LaPorte

Feb. 23, 1921 – May 11, 2010

Marion J. LaPorte of Waukesha died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Ruth Hospice at the age of 89. She was born on Feb. 23, 1921, the daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Meyer) Gengl. Marion was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Woman’s Knights of Columbus. She and her husband were owners of LaPorte’s Tap in Milwaukee and, after they sold their business, they moved to Waukesha. Marion also worked for the Waukesha school system. Marion loved her family and lived her life for them.

She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Joseph, whom she married Dec. 27, 1941. Mr. LaPorte was the former mayor of Waukesha, a city alderman and served as a county board supervisor. Also surviving are her daughters, Virginia "Ginger" (Bill) Warga and Kathleen "Kathy" (Bob) Hoffmeier; her grandchildren, Jodie (Thomas) Stekiel, M.D., William Warga III, and Brian and Joseph Hoffmeier; and her great grandchildren, Rebecca and Andrew Stekiel. She is further survived by many friends and other relatives.

The family of Marion would like to offer special thanks to Ruth Hospice for their gentle loving care.

Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. today, May 13, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The funeral Mass for Marion will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 14, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. William Key will officiate. Burial will immediately follow the funeral Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee.

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 www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.