Marilyn Jean Lauterbach (nee Peebles)

Marilyn Jean Lauterbach (nee Peebles), age 78, of Sussex, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Kenneth; her children Jerry (Janice) Stricker, James (Gina) Stricker and Mary Ann Barnett; her stepchildren Jay (Lori) Lauterbach and Jean Lauterbach (John Illian); her siblings Bill (Allene) Peebles and Donna (Don) Christenson; her grandchildren Shane Stricker, Michael, Bethany, Jonathan and Nathan Lauterbach, Jon and Matthew Aulgur and Jesse Illian; and her great-grandchildren Adelyn Lauterbach and Kirsa Jankowski.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Frances Peebles. Marilyn was a member of Sussex United Methodist Church.

Marilyn graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1956. She was a past honor queen of Jobís Daughters and a member of Toastmasterís International.

She was also a certified professional secretary for over 20 years and retired in 1996 from MagnaTech Electric, Waukesha. At this point, they began spending winters in Sun City, Ariz.

Marilyn and Ken traveled throughout the U.S. in their RV, including doing mission work with Roving Volunteers in Christís Service from 2001 to 2009. She enjoyed nature, especially birding throughout her life, and was an active member of several bird clubs.

She and Ken met while dancing and continued to lead an adventurous life filled with boating, square dancing, flying, sky diving, motorcycling, skiing, scuba diving and golfing ó she even shot a hole-in-one!

Services will be held on Saturday, July 2, at 11:00am at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 800 Lake Drive, Oconomowoc (off of Highway Z). Visitation for family and friends will start at 9:00 am with a burial to follow at Glenview Memorial Gardens.

Donations in Marilynís name may be made to the Alzheimerís Association, the Audubon Society or your charity of choice.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit