Mardell H. Watzlawick, 84

Mardell H. Watzlawick, (nee Hatzung), 84, of West Bend, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Cedar Bay West in the town of West Bend.

She was born on July 17, 1925, in the town of Addison to the late Louis and Anna (nee Krebs) Hatzung. Mardell was employed as a bookkeeper for the West Bend Co. until her retirement in 1988. She was a member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Bend and a member of the West Bend Co. 25 Year Club. In her spare time Mardell enjoyed playing cards, fishing and gardening.

Mardell is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Dennis) Stahnke of West Bend; three grandchildren, Melissa and Ryan Stahnke of West Bend and Christine Watzlawick of Florida; and two brother-in-laws, Leander Willkomm and Leroy Muckerheide, both of West Bend.

She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Watzlawick; her parents; a brother, Arthur Hatzung; and three sisters, Esther (Alfred) David, Bernice Willkomm and Ruth Muckerheide.

Funeral services for Mardell will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 1 p.m. at St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Bend. The Rev. Jerry Presuhn will officiate and burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park. The family will greet friends at the church on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials to St. Johnís Church and School, or Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown are greatly appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service of West Bend is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Lawrence Gill, Dr. Marjorie Vukelich, and the staff of Cedar Bay West for all the wonderful care that Mardell received.