Donald A. Marx
Oct. 10, 1939 — Dec. 15, 2015
Donald A. Marx of Waukesha passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at Seasons Hospice surrounded by his family, of pancreatic cancer at age 76. Don was born in Milwaukee on October 10, 1939, the son of Earl A. and Gertrude (nee Mierzwa) Marx.
He grew up in Milwaukee attending Pulaski High School. He worked for Evinrude Motors as a machinist for 36 years. After retirement, he worked for Waukesha County as a groundskeeper at Wanaki Golf Course in Menomonee Falls. Don enjoyed golf and bowling, movies, going out for dinner and playing cribbage with his good friends, Jan and Dan, Jack and Loie, John and Ellen, and Louanne and John. In 1965, he married the love of his life, Bernadine “Bernie” (nee Jarvis) Marx, and together they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary September 18, 2015.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Bernadine of Waukesha, and their children, Margaret “Meg” Schears of Oconomowoc and Michael (Sarah) Marx of Hartford, along with his precious granddaughter Hannah and new baby Marx due in April. He is also survived by his sister Joanne Hoppe of Florida, along with many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Wayne.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 20, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the 7:00 p.m. vigil service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues on Monday, December 21, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the 11:00 a.m. funeral Mass. The Rev. Curt Frederick will preside. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials in Don’s name are appreciated to St. William Catholic Church (address above) or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.