Marie A. Falkner, 93
Dec. 2, 1921 -- April 8, 2015
Marie A. Falkner, nee Roden, of Newburg died on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Emerald Way Assisted Living in West Bend at the age of 93. She was born on Dec. 28, 1921, to the late John and Bernardena (nee Schuh) Roden.
On Oct. 10, 1950, she was united in marriage to Francis A. “Fritz” Falkner. Fritz predeceased Feb. 4, 1993.
After their marriage, the couple lived in Port Washington. In 1952, they moved to Newburg to begin their life on the farm and raise their family. In addition to daily farm life, the family raised black Angus cattle and grew and sold sweet corn and strawberries.
Marie loved to bake and cook for the many get-togethers for family and friends. She also was talented at making decorated cakes, which were enjoyed by all.
She was a member of the Newburg Lioness Club, and an active member of Holy Trinity Parish. For many years, she contributed her time and talent to the Christian Women’s Confraternity for funeral meals, the parish fall festival and numerous other events.
Survivors include four children, Michael (Ruth) of West Bend, Mary Dene (Thomas) Zajdel of Newburg, Mark (Sandy) of Newburg and Matt (Laurie) of Saukville; seven grandchildren, Adam (Erica) Falkner, Heather (Nick) Ristau, Maureen (Grant) Fernstrum, Dena (Joe) DiVincenzo, Kathryn Zajdel, Ashley Falkner and Drake Falkner; four great-grandchildren, Myles and Violet Falkner, Zoey Ristau and Mary DiVincenzo; sister-in-law, Gladys Roden of Saukville; other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Albert and Victor; sister, Eleanor (Herb) Lochen; brother-in-law, John Falkner; and sisters-in-law, Betty Lubahn and Theresa (Erv) Antoine.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The Family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. and also at a reception following the burial in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested masses or memorials to the Christian Women’s Confraternity at Holy Trinity Church.