Marie Ghilani (nee Bourbonnais), age 95 years, of Slinger, passed away March 18, 2016, at the Pavilion at Glacier Valley.Marie was born on March 12, 1921, in Houghton, Michigan, to Elmer and Margaret (nee Stabler) Bourbonnais. She married the late Joseph Ghilani and later moved to Slinger and started farming. Marie loved to crochet and bake for all her family, but especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church of Slinger.
Marie is survived by her children Dona (Charles) Nash, Joseph (Chris), Charles (Mary), Mark (Lois) and Lynn Witte. She is further survived by eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, special brother Francis Bourbonnias, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Joseph, brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at St. Peter Catholic Church (200 E. Washington St., Slinger) with Father Richard J. Stoffel presiding. Interment will take place at Diefenbach Cemetery in Slinger. Visitation will be at the church only on Wednesday, March 30, from 9:30-10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Peter Building Fund (208 E. Washington St., Slinger, WI 53086).
A special thank you to The Pavilion at Glacier Valley for all their loving care.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. 262-3382050/ www.phillipfuneralhome.com.