Marilyn Marjorie Schulz, 72

Marilyn Marjorie Schulz  (nee Johnson) passed away peacefully in her Mequon home, after her courageous battle with liver cancer, on Jan. 4, 2010, at the age of 72.

She was the beloved wife of Ronald for 49 years; loving mother of Jean (Scot) Wilfong, David (Rita) Schulz, and Mark (Theresa) Schulz; dear sister of Glenn (Jan) Johnson; proud grandmother of seven. She is further survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

Marilyn was born and raised in Superior and graduated from Superior East. She attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a business education teaching degree, teaching at Eau Claire Memorial before her marriage.  Marilyn raised children in Mequon and taught business education subjects at Brown Deer High School for 22 years. She was the FBLA supervisor, having earned national recognition in 1995.

Marilyn spent summers near Frederic, enjoying visitors, swimming and waterskiing. She also enjoyed cross country skiing. She performed as a pianist and singer in high school concerts.  She loved to accompany her children on the piano while they played violin at Suzuki and church concerts. She was active in Christian church Bible studies throughout her life.

Visitation will be on Friday, Jan. 8 , at First Alliance Church, W156 N10041 Pilgrim Road in Germantown, from 3 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., with funeral services beginning at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials in Marilynís name to FAC Church or The Wilderness Fellowship Ministries, 21897 Spirit Lake Road, W, Frederic, WI 54837-9642. Private interment will be at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Service, Mequon, is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit