Marion Dolores Philippi, 83

Marion Dolores (formerly Walter) Philippi (nee Seidschlag) passed away on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at the age of 83 years.

Marion was born on Feb. 29, 1928, in Chicago to Marjorie A. Richards.

She moved to Beaver Dam at a young age; also lived in New Holstein and Mayville, graduating from Mayville High School in 1946. Marion worked at West Bend Co. until 1951. She also worked at Amity Leather Products Co. from 1965 until her retirement in 1989.

She married Lloyd Walter in 1948, who predeceased her in June 1986. She later married Harold Philippi in 1989, who also predeceased her in July 2001.

She enjoyed baking, gardening, and spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren.

Marion was a strong follower in her faith. Marion was a Charter member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.
Marion is survived by her three sons; Michael (Sandra) of West Bend, Jeffrey (Dawn) of Slinger, and Robert (Maria Banuchi) Walter of Glencoe, Ill. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; Jessica (Tony) Milkus, Jordan, Lindsay, Tyler, Christopher, Jack, and Charlie Walter, and one great-grandchild; Julian Milkus. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her mother, husbands, and sister Patricia Pippert.

A Mass of Christian burial for Marion will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church (1025 S. 7th Ave.) in West Bend, with Fr. Nathan Reesman presiding.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass (11 a.m.). Entombment will follow at Washington County Memorial Park.

Memorials are appreciated to St. Frances Cabrini or the American Cancer Society (Attn: June Downey, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. Kansas City, MO 64105)

The family wishes to extend a special "thank you" to Eileen with Heartland Hospice for her loving and compassionate care.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, (262) 338-2050,