Marilynn H. Martin

Marilynn H. Martin was born to eternal life on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 at the age of 68. Marilynn passed peacefully surrounded by her family. A celebration of Marilynnís life will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Grafton. Visitation will take place on Wednesday at the church, starting at 4 p.m., prior to the funeral service. Pastor Franz Rigert will officiate at the funeral service and Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.

Marilynn was born in Milwaukee on June 23, 1940, daughter of Howard and Helen Vogt. She was swept off her feet by Richard Martin, married on Nov. 5, 1960, and blessed with three sons, Craig (Sharon), Brandt (Dana), and Tim (Peggy) Martin. Her lifeís blessings continued with five grandchildren, Douglas, Sara, Nick, Alison and Dan. Marilynn treasured every activity that her grandchildren were involved in and loved to attend each and every one.

Marilynnís love of children was evident throughout her life. She was employed by the Ozaukee County Health Department for 27 years as a health screening technician. She traveled Ozaukee County giving children hearing and vision screening. After retirement, Marilynn continued her work with children at the Magic of Learning preschool at Pilgrim Church.

Marilynnís faith shined through with her work at Pilgrim Church. She used her gift of service by volunteering for many church committees. She maintained a cherished friendship with all her co-workers and close friends from the Womenís Pilgrimettes.

She enjoyed spending weekends with her grandchildren fishing at the cottage in Princeton and swimming in "Martin Lake" (Alpine Lake). Marilynnís bright bubbly smile was always present, putting everyone elseís need before her own. She will be greatly missed by everyone whose life she touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Pilgrim United Church of Christ or to the American Cancer Society are appreciated. For online condolences, visit