Marion Otto, 89

Marion Otto, formerly of Cedarburg, passed away peacefully at the St. Francis Hospital in Milwaukee, on Dec. 28, 2009, at the age of 89.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held today, Dec. 31, 2009 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church, in Cedarburg. Visitation was held prior to the funeral Mass at the church, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Father Tom Eichenberger officiated at the funeral Mass. Entombment took place at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee.

Memorials to St. Annís Rest Home in Milwaukee are appreciated.
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Marion (nee Gorski) Otto was born on July 23, 1920, in Milwaukee, the daughter of William Gorski and Veronica (nee Drzewiecki) Otto. She later married Clark Otto on Nov. 16, 1946, and their marriage was blessed with two daughters. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Marion worked as a secretary at Cleaver Brooks and also Dahlmanís Construction Co. She was an executive secretary to the president and was considered an outstanding employee until her retirement in 1982. Marion was also a longtime resident in Cedarburg, living on Oak Street from 1965 to 1996, and later moved to Grafton, living on Bur Oak Lane from 1996 to 2005.  Her final years she spent living with her daughter, Laurie in Racine.

Marion was a very active person throughout her community, serving on many clubs and organizations, and was known to visit the Cedarburg pool on a daily basis. Marion enjoyed cross-stitching many beautiful pieces of artwork, spending time and having lunch with her sister, and taking in a movie every Friday with her friend, Elaine.  Marion will be remembered as a kind woman who would bend over backwards for family and friends, and for spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Marion is survived by her daughters, Debbie (Pete) Wellenstein and Laurie (Jim) Lewis; grandchildren, Nick and Rick Wellenstein, and Jennifer, Erin and Kimberly Lewis; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Samantha Bodi, Natalie Voll, Emily, Jacob and Jared Wellenstein; and sisters, Rose Mirecki and Dorothy (Drago) Zorich.  She is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clark Otto; great-grandchild, Jared Andrew Lewis; and siblings, Gertie, Aurye, Joe and Leo.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.