Marilyn H. Sullivan, 91

Marilyn H. Sullivan, 91, of West Bend, passed away peacefully with family at her bedside on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to the late Ed and Helen Murphy, becoming the third of their four children. Marilynís family settled in Chippewa Falls and upon graduation from high school she worked in Chicago for the Federal Government.

Marilyn married Thomas Sullivan on June 15, 1946, moving shortly thereafter to Wauwatosa. It was in Wauwatosa where she and Tom became proud parents to seven children; Tim (Faith), Todd (Jackie, Terry (Julie), Ted (Caryn), Therese (Ron), Toni (Ray) Kelly and Tom (Cheryl). Marilyn and Tom eventually settled in West Bend in 1960. Tom preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 2013.

Those Marilyn leaves behind to cherish her memory include six children; 18 grandchildren, Marnie (Pat) Hammler, Matthew (Kristen) Sullivan, Mark (Marit) Sullivan, Holly Sullivan, T.J. Sullivan, Terry Sullivan, Caitlin (Pete) Johnson, Daniel (Nicole) Sullivan, Jack Sullivan, Julia Sullivan, Benjamin Piekarz, Ted Piekarz, Ian Johnson, Abigail (Andrew) Lange, Alexander Johnson, Connor Sullivan, Cameron Sullivan and Caden Sullivan; 11 great-grandchildren, Riley and Codey Stereunagel, Paul, Andrew, Thomas and C.J. Sullivan, Will and Grace Sullivan, Teddy Sullivan, and Harper and Hazel Sullivan; a brother, James (Karen) Murphy, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by a son, Ted and two brothers, Paul (Marge) Murphy and John (Dorothy) Murphy.

A private family service will be held for Marilyn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are greatly appreciated to either Alzheimerís Foundation of America (alzfdn .org) or Fraser House (fraser. org), an Autism service provider. Memorials may also be sent to Myrhum Patten Funeral Home 1315 W. Washington St. West Bend, WI 53095, and will be passed onto the family.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home has been entrusted with Marilynís arrangements. Additional information and online guestbook may be found at