Catherine T. Marx
Feb. 22, 1920 – May 11, 2014
Catherine T. Marx (nee Bozenik) of Waukesha died on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 94. She was born on a farm in Moquah on February 22, 1920, the daughter of Michael and Sophie (nee Romanchick) Bozenik. She met her husband Werner in Milwaukee, they were married July 3, 1941, and raised their family in Waukesha. She raised 12 children with the support of her family, faith and friends after her husband died in 1966. A true matriarch, Catherine was amazing in her ability to keep her family together and keep people connected to her. She was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church for over 60 years, where she participated as a member of the Christian Women and the Catholic Study Club.
She will be sadly missed by her 12 children: Joanne (Neil) De Cloux of Brookfield, Virginia (James) Dougall of Cape Coral, Fla., Mary (Helmut) Rauch of Fort Meyer, Fla., Robert (Joan) Marx of Alamo, Calif., Judith Simmons (Peter Tschernenko) of Danville, Calif., Patricia Marx (Robert Griffin) of Stockton, Calif., John (Pam) Marx of South Milwaukee, Bill (Diane) Marx of Watertown, James (Mary Anne) Marx of Madison, Gerald (Marguerite) Marx of Vancouver, Wash., Larry (Lisa) Marx of Danville, Calif., and Tom Marx of East Troy. She will also be missed by her 30 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sistersin- law Mary Bozenik of Milwaukee and Dorothy Marx of California, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Werner; grandchildren Heather and Sam; brothers Michael and Joe; and sisters Mildred Hudak, Sr. Hilarus, Josephine Bozenik, Annie Pietreck, Mary Munson, Helen Majewski and Leona Zambori.
Visitation will be held on Friday May 16, from 4:00 PM until the 8:00 PM vigil service at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Avenue, Waukesha. Services will continue on Saturday, May 17, at the funeral home with prayers beginning at 9:30 AM followed by the procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186, for the 10:30 AM funeral Mass. Graveside services will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials are appreciated to St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.