Marilyn B. Denetz

Marilyn B. Denetz, nee Abraham, 74, of West Bend, passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at The Kathy Hospice.

She was born on July 9, 1936, in Milwaukee to the late Charles and Jean (nee Hensiak) Abraham. At the age of 15, Marilyn was taken out of school and sent to work at a foundry where she worked the ovens as a core maker for 3 years. She went on to work for Oster Corporation where she met the love of her life, her supervisor, Alfred Denetz. On June 30, 1956, they were united in marriage at Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. She remained at Oster Corp. for three years. Following that, she began working for Brady Corporation as a supervisor in packaging and shipping. Marilyn retired from Brady Corp. after 35 years of employment with them.

She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Fred Schaefer Post No. 1393. She was also a longtime member of the Women of the Moose.
Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Lyn Marie (Glen) Albers of West Bend; two sisters, Rosemarie Nelson of West Bend and Carol Camp of Glendale; a sister-in-law, Doris Horn of New York; nieces; nephews; and many wonderful friends.

She is in death by her parents; her husband, Al; her son, Scott Alan Denetz; sister, Geraldine Fults and brother, Donald Abraham.

A memorial service in remembrance of Marilyn will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 140 N. 7th Ave., West Bend. The Rev. David Schoob and the Rev. Christy Schoob will officiate. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials to The Kathy Hospice or Trinity Lutheran Church are appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service 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. Gill at the Jackson Clinic and Dr. Jella at the Vince Lombardi Center, along with the staff at the The Kathy Hospice.