June 7, 1926 ó Dec. 21, 2016
Marion Lucille Ward (nee Otto), 90, passed away peacefully Dec. 21, 2016. She was born June 7, 1926, in Jackson to Charles and Augusta (nee Dautermann) Otto. She graduated from West Bend High School in 1944 and then married Joe Ward on Oct. 27, 1962. Marion was employed at the Coca-Cola Co. and Schlitz Brewing Co. in Milwaukee. She was a member of the Schlitz Retirees and Emmanuel UCC of West Bend.
Marion enjoyed playing the organ for many years at St. Peterís UCC in Jackson. She loved to travel and in 2007 completed visiting all 50 states with a trip to Hawaii. Marion was a special friend and caretaker to many relatives and friends. She received the Washington County Red Cross Real Heroes Senior Good Samaritan Award along with Joe in 2008.
Marion was famous for her delicious Christmas cookies.
Marion is survived by her husband, Joseph; sister, Mildred Kadditz; sister-inlaw, Winifred McKenzie; nieces and nephews, Sharon (Tom) Kadditz, Sylvia Hazelwood, Ralph Otto, Susan (Richard) Weckworth, Glen (Mary) Otto, Gale (Ed) Wiersma, Maureen (Jack) Metzger, Kathy (Tim) Barnes, Terese Schmidt, Patty (Pat Cline) McKenzie and Ward (Marie) McCarragher; and special cousins, Joyce (John) Weigel. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.
Marion is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Paul Otto, Helen Kornburger, Carl Otto, Dorothy Baumbach, and Herbert Otto.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, June 10, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095) with the Rev. Howard Kusler and Chaplain Ron Schneider presiding.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service (noon). In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Lillian Fuller Scholarship Fund or the charity of your choice.
A special thank you to her nieces Sharon, Maureen, Kathy, Terese and Patty and also neighbors Alan, Nancy, Thea and Upton.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 orwww.phillipfuneralhome.com.