Marjorie M. Lynn
Marjorie M. Lynn, nee Rilling, 88, of West Bend, was lovingly welcomed into heaven by her eternal soul mate, Willard, on Satur-day, March 3, 2007
She was born on April 3, 1918 in West Bend to the late George and Alvina (nee Rosenthal) Rilling, and on June 10, 1939 she was united in marriage to Willard E. Lynn at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Newburg.
Marge was employed at F&W Woolworth Co., Sears Roebuck and Froehlich Insurance Agency in West Bend.
In 1963 Marge and Willard purchased the Republican Hotel in Kewaskum and named it the Glacier Inn.
With Willard as the "bar keep" and Marge as "chef," they developed the business into one of the finest dining establishments in the area.
Great food, great drinks and welcoming smiles were provided by the "two-person team" until their retirement in 1977.
Marge and Willard left their residency in Kewaskum and moved to Long Lake near Dundee. Numerous lake friendships developed and children and grandchildren enjoyed many family get-togethers.
After retirement they moved to North Fort Myers, Fla. where they enjoyed life in the sun and spent summers back in Wiscon-sin.
They returned to live in West Bend in 1999.
Marge, with Willard at her side, took special pride in being involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and multitudes of friends.
She enjoyed a competitive game of sheepshead and loved a good outing of blue gill fishing.
Marge never passed up a change to dance with Willard to "Save the Last Dance for Me."
Marge and Willard were married for 65 years. Willard entered eternal life on Oct. 1, 2004.
Marge is survived by two daughters, Bonnie (David) Oppermann of West Bend and Cheryl (Otto) Ramthun of Kewaskum; seven grandchildren, Otto "J.R." (Julie) Ramthun Jr., Ryan (Kristin) Ramthun, Keri (Pat) Wiesner, Greg (Tammy) Oppermann, Brad (Kelly) Oppermann, Kristin (Andrew) Ziegler and Ross (Wendy) Opper-mann; 13 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tanner and Trevor Ramthun, Lauren and Kayla Wiesner, McKenzie, Alexa, Ava and A.J. Oppermann, Tom and Will Opper-mann, Hailey and Audrey Ziegler; a sister-in-law, Norma Rilling of Mus-kego; a brother-in-law, Earl Schroeder of Keshena; a cousin, Helen Rilling of West Bend; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Schroeder; a brother, Leroy Rilling; three sisters-in-law, Martha Koch, Marjorie C. Lynn and Henrietta Korchunoff; and two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Lynn and Lester Koch.
A service to celebrate Margeís life will be held on Saturday, March 10, at 12:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, West Bend.
Rev. David Schoob will officiate, and entombment will follow at Shrine of Rest Mausoleum in Fond du Lac.
Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Trinity Lutheran Church, Heartland Hospice or the charity of the donorís choice.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family.
Online guest book and condolences may be found at www. myrhum-patten.com.
The family would like to thank the staff of Samaritan Health Center and Heartland Hospice for the care given to Marjorie.