Marion J. Gehl, 86
J. Gehl, nee Lilly, 86, of West Bend, passed away Friday, October 7, 2011,
at the Kathy Hospice, West Bend.
She was born May 28, 1925, in Whitefish Bay to the late John and
Helen (nee Schultz) Lilly. She married John Gehl on January 31, 1945.
Marion enjoyed time with her family and especially loved her grandchildren
and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed working in her yard and
She is survived by four children, James Gehl of Brookfield, Dennis
(Sharon) Gehl of Hubertus, Sharon (John) Zak of Fox Lake, and Wendy (John)
Steffan of West Bend; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two
sisters, Betty (Gordon) Nichols of Whitefish Bay, and Lucille
"Dolly" (Ken) Manginen of Ontonagon, MI; a brother, Elmer
Lilly of Florida; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Diane Gehl;
and five siblings, Merlin, Ray, Helen, Art, and Norman.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Johnís
Ev. Lutheran Church, 809 S. 6th Ave., West Bend, with the Rev. Gerald
Presuhn officiating. Visitation will be at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home,
1315 W. Washington St., West Bend, on Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and
at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial
will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee.
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