OCONOMOWOC

Marcella F. Klitzke
May 25, 1916 — Dec. 18, 2015

Marcella F. Klitzke, age 99 years, of Oconomowoc, passed away Dec. 18, 2015.

She was born on May 25, 1916, the daughter of Robert and Elsie (nee Gandt) Klitzke in Gillett.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters Dorothy Klitzke and Virginia Cannon. Surviving are several cousins and many friends.

Marcella’s family moved to a farm on Silver Lake in Oconomowoc when she was a young girl. At 17 years old she began working for the Krause family in Brookfield as a house mother. Later, she moved to the Oconomowoc area and worked 33 years for the Weix family.

Marcella was a devoted servant and a giving friend to many. She often reached out to strangers to meet them and make a connection. Marcella first heard the gospel story when she was 5 years old and later embraced it for herself. She loved her place in the church, singing the hymns and looked forward to the weekly Bible study in her room. Funeral services were held Dec. 23 at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home. A private burial will follow today, Dec. 24, at La Belle Cemetery. A sincere 'thank you' to the staff at Shorehaven health care facility for their exemplary care given to Marcella.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm - Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc, is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit www.schmidtandbartelt.com.