Marilyn S. Endlich

Marilyn S. Endlich (nee Wiedmeyer), 68, passed away at the Kathy Hospice on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, following a long and courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.

She was born on Oct. 3, 1942, in West Bend, to Vincent and Marguerite (nee Justinger) Wiedmeyer. She attended Polk Dairy and Holy Angels grade schools. She graduated from West Bend High School in 1960. She attended her 50th class reunion in July 2010.

Marilyn married Edward C. Endlich Jr. on Oct. 24, 1964, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend. Marilyn’s first job was at Heidel’s Restaurant in Jackson. She also worked at Sentry Foods in West Bend with her best friend, Karen. She was the delicatessen manager at Red Owl Foods for many years. She worked in the accounting department at West Bend Mutual, where she made many lasting friendships.

Marilyn loved cooking, reading and listening to country music. Ed and she loved taking family and friends to the Green Bay Packer football games, to which they had season tickets. She loved her two grandchildren more than anything. She enjoyed seeing her “Little Stars” in the soccer games, concerts and plays.

Marilyn was a member of New Hope U.C.C. Church in Jackson. She participated in the yearly MS walk with her team known as “Marilyn’s Walkers.”

Marilyn is survived by her husband of 46 years, Edward; two sons, Dean (Julie) and Doug (Amy); and her grandchildren, Kyle and Mackenzie. She is further survived by her two sisters, Geri (Dave) Gajafsky of Holmen and Lynette (Mark) Fochs of Slinger; three brothers Vincent Jr. (Freda) Wiedmeyer of Sussex, Steven (Theresa) Wiedmeyer of Kohlsville, and Lee (Norma) Wiedmeyer of Branson, Mo.; sister-in-law, Marion Endlich of West Bend; brothers-in-law, Floyd (Joyce) Endlich of West Bend and Alfred (Esther) Endlich of Hartford; her Godmother, Bernadine Kuehl of Milwaukee; aunts, Clarinda Jaeger of Fond du Lac and Therese Justinger of West Bend; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Marguerite Wiedmeyer; and her in-laws, Edward and Viola Endlich.

A funeral service for Marilyn will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at New Hope United Church of Christ, 4360 Jackson Drive, Jackson, with the Rev. James Hill presiding. Visitation will be at the church only on Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 3 p.m. until time of service. Private entombment will be at Washington County Memorial Park.

Memorials are appreciated to New Hope U.C.C. and the National MS Society: Lone Star, 8111 N. Stadium Drive, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77054.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.

Marilyn’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Kathy Hospice, the Rev. James Hill and Pam Grover.