Marion R. Merwin, 95

Marion R. Merwin, 95, of Kewaskum, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Cedar Lake Health Care Center in the town of West Bend.

She was born on Jan. 3, 1919, in Hamilton, Mont., the daughter of the late Ernest and Gena (Johnson) Ruesch, and on Feb. 14, 1945, she was united in marriage to Arvin Merwin at Peace Evangelical Church in Medford. Arvin preceded Marion in death on Oct. 6, 1991.

Marion was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum, the Womenís Guild and the Prayer Shawl Ministry.

She will fondly be remembered for the enjoyment she received from reading, gardening with her husband and especially for her apple pies and potato salad. Marion will be deeply missed by her family and by all who knew her.

Those Marion leaves behind to cherish her memory include four children, Kenneth (Barbara) Merwin of Ecuador, Dean (Vicky) Merwin of Brown Deer, Joan (Harry) Dacko of Hot Springs, Ark., and Brian Merwin (Marcy Wichman) of Wauwatosa; five grandchildren, Jennie (Scott) Vertanen, Evan (Debbie) Merwin, Andrea (Curran) Burns, Sara Merwin and Jayden Merwin; five great-grandchildren, Jacob, Sully, Sawyer, Bryce and Devin and an expected great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Marion was preceded in death by a son, Curtis; two brothers, Lloyd (Mae) Ruesch and Warren (Margaret) Ruesch; and a sister, Frances (Harold) Merwin.

Funeral services for Marion will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum. The Rev. Eric Kirkegaard will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The Merwin family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.

Memorials to Cedar Community Foundation Inc. are appreciated.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Marionís arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at