Marianne K. Widhammer, 67

Marianne K. Widhammer (nee Sullivan), 67, passed away on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010.

Marianne was born on April 10, 1943, in Ironwood, Mich., to Leland and Mayme (nee Tarro) Sullivan. She resided in Hurley, Mich., and graduated from J.E. Murphy High School, class of 1961. After she married Elroy Widhammer, the couple moved to Milwaukee. In 1973, they settled in Jackson. Over the years, Marianne was a foster parent to more than 38 children. She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Christian Women and devoted many years of volunteering to several other organizations.

Marianne is survived by her two sons, Michael (Susan) Widhammer and Daniel (Tammie) Widhammer; grandchildren, Jessica Anne, Kelly Lynn, Torin Anne and Keenan James. She is further survived by her sisters, Kathleen Sullivan of Jackson and Sharon (John) Styba of Clancy, Mont.; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Elroy, and her parents.

A funeral service for Marianne will be at 11 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Dr., West Bend. Visitation will be at the funeral home only from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment Washington County Memorial Park.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.