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,