Marilyn Steinbrecher Hartung, 88
July 17, 1926 -- Jan. 23, 2015

Marilyn Steinbrecher HartungMarilyn A. Steinbrecher Hartung of Thiensville, passed away on Friday Jan. 23, 2015, at the age of 88. She is preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas Johnson and Estelle (nee Heise); step-mother Florence Johnson’ cherished husband Paul and sister Margie Renwick.

She was the dearly beloved mother of Kathleen (Glenn) Scheele, Keith (Mary) Steinbrecher, Glenn (Lisa) Steinbrecher and Gary (Peggy) Steinbrecher. She adored her grandchildren, Kerri (Dave) Heffele, Lori (Adam) Potrykus, Katie Steinbrecher, Paul (Rachel) Steinbrecher, Renee Steinbrecher, Nicholas Steinbrecher, Eric Steinbrecher, Glenn Steinbrecher, Nate (Morgyn) Steinbrecher, Mary (Izzy – fiance) Steinbrecher and Samantha Steinbrecher; and great-grandchildren, Ronin, Mason, Max, Lyla, Arya and another on the way. She is further survived by her sister Sandy Holmes, brother-in-law Earl Renwick and many other relatives and friends.

Marilyn was born in Milwaukee on July 17, 1926.

She met Paul, and they were married on June 17, 1947.

They had four children.

After Paul’s untimely death, she moved to the Mequon-Thiensville area in 1974.

She was active in a number of community activities, including the Our Lady of Sorrows Christian Mothers; served as president and held other offices with the Mequon Woman’s Club; organized selling raffle tickets for Family Fun before the Fourth where she was often in the parade; and regularly helped during elections, bringing in her homemade cookies. Marilyn was an avid knitter and was part of the Flying Needles group. She made more than 1,000 baby hats for Columbia St.Marilyn Steinbrecher Hartung Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee. Reading was another passion and she was part of the Library League.

Her family was the most important part of her life. She enjoyed seeing her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always caring and supportive.

Marilyn traveled to visit her daughter in Arizona every year. She loved to cook and bake for any gathering.

German potato salad, schaum torte, angel food cake and hundreds of Christmas cookies each year were family favorites.

Christmas Eve was always a special event for the whole family to get together.

Marilyn was a loving, caring and giving woman who always thought of others first. She will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be on Friday, Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 116 N. Orchard St. , Thiensville, with a mass at 11:30 a.m. A luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety. Mail to WAFS, P.O. Box 1442, Brookfield, WI 53008 or on line

Krause Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 12401 W. National Ave., New Berlin, WI 53151, 262-786-8009,,  serving the family.