Marion J. Schwartz

Oct. 29, 1929 – Sept. 11, 2013

Marion J. Schwartz of Waukesha passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, surrounded by her loving daughters. Marion was born Oct. 29, 1929, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Clifford and Ada (Amend) Merwin.

Marion was a longtime, active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was employed by Waukesha County as a Benefits Specialist for many years. Marion was a proud supporter, volunteer, member and served on the Board of Directors for the Interfaith Caregiving Network. In her retirement, Marion helped many people and served as guardian ad litem for the dependent elderly. Marion will be remembered for her many contributions to the community, her integrity and the great pride she took in her work with the elderly. She was a great cook, extended generous hospitality to everyone, but more than anything, loved her family.

Surviving are her daughters, Sherryll (Randall) Shaddock of Nashotah and Christine Koss of Waukesha, and her grandchildren, Hope Reid, Tara Bourgeois, Stephanie Schilling and Joseph Koss. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Emmitt, Sawyer, Lydia, Samuel, Alexandra and Presley, and by a sister; Carol Leicher of Cudahy. Marion is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marion was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles; parents; and by her son, Bryan Barker.

Visitation for Marion will be held from 2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. service Sunday, Sept., 15, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Private interment will be held at Valhalla Memorial Park, Milwaukee.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Marion may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S. 76th. St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214.

Marion’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring staff at Oak Hill Terrace and Vitas Hospice.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.