Marianne Heppe, 82


Marianne Heppe (nee Cook) of Jackson, 82, passed away with dignity at home on Saturday, April 6, 2013. She was born on April 28, 1930, in Milwaukee to Dr. F. Emmett and Grace (nee Roberts) Cook. She attended Holy Angels Academy and later Carroll College. Marianne married Willard F. Heppe on Feb. 19, 1949, at Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Milwaukee and later raised their children on the family farm in Jackson.

Marianne was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Slinger and also the Christian Motherís Society. Marianne was a proud homemaker who expressed her love through sewing, gardening and flowers. She was a wonderful cook and baker and was known for her chocolate chip cookies. In her early years, Marianne played the marimba and did so skillfully as she often performed during church services and events.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was a big part of their lives as they matured into adults. Marianne was a very giving and unselfish person. She always thought of others before herself. She was known for her gentle and sweet personality with an uplifting spirit.

Marianne is survived by her husband of 64 years, Willard; her children, the very Rev. Patrick Heppe, Rosanne (Dennis) Sang, and Nora Mae (Robert) Westerman; grandchildren, Stefanie (Andrew) Holland and Rachel (Jason) Loomans; one great-granddaughter, Tessa Mae Loomans; her brother-in-law, Maurice Heppe; her dear cousin Rita (Jerry) Nauertz; and other relatives and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon on Thursday, April 11, at St. Peter Catholic Church (200 E. Washington St.) Slinger. Interment will be at St. Peterís New Cemetery. Memorials to the church are appreciated.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.