Marcella E. Sullivan, 86

Marcella E. Sullivan, (Heinecke), of West Bend, died on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at the Washington County Samaritan Health Center at the age of 86.

She was born on Jan. 23, 1922, in the town of Wayne to the late Philip and Matilda (Zimmel) Heinecke. She grew up on the family farm in Nenno.

After her marriage to Elmer A. Sullivan on Jan. 28, 1939, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Nenno, she settled in West Bend.

Elmer predeceased on March 10, 1973.

For over 40 years, she was employed at Amity Leather Products. She was a member of the 25 Year Club at Amity.

Marcella enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. Her travels also took her to Ireland and Australia.

In addition to traveling, she enjoyed vegetable gardening and growing all kinds of flowers.

Survivors include one daughter, Annie (Eugene) Krahn of Beechwood; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Fridolin (Agnes) Heinecke of Allenton; and two sisters, Theckla Boden of West Bend and Irene Jacak of Campbellsport; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one son, James; and six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend with Deacon Mark Jansen officiating.

Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Washington County Memorial Park.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 until 6:15 p.m.

www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.