Marian R. Wiskirchen, 90
June 5, 1927 — Nov. 7, 2017

Marian R. Wiskirchen (nee Hahn), of West Bend, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at The Waterford of West Bend at the age of 90. She was born June 5, 1927, in Nabob to the late Oscar and Anna (nee Karius) Hahn.

The family moved to West Bend. She attended Holy Angels Grade School, and later graduated from West Bend High School.

On Sept. 6, 1947, she was united in marriage to Jerome F. “Speed” Wiskirchen at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Jerome predeceased Nov. 15, 2014.

She worked at Enger Kress Co. and Amity Leather Products Co., retiring after more than 25 years of employment.

She was a member of the 25-Year Club at Amity, the Fred A. Schaefer Post 1393 VFW Auxiliary and the Christian Women’s Confraternity at Holy Angels Parish.

Survivors include four children, Sandie (Fred Sr.) Buettner of Milwaukee, Gerri (Bernie) Kikkert of West Bend, Bob of West Bend and Rita (Dan) Carstens of West Bend; eight grandchildren, Fred Jr. (fiancée Corina) Buettner, Wendy (Chad) Rosenthal, Shawn (Carol) Buettner, Brian (Niki) Kikkert, Tim (Alaina) Kikkert, Kim Kikkert, Tom Carstens and Nichole Carstens; nine great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Ashlynn Buettner, Aiden, Nolen and Jaxen Rosenthal, Tyler and Dylan Buettner and Avery and Aaron Kikkert; one sister-in-law, Ginny Hahn of California; one brother-in-law, Richard Klein of West Bend; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerome (Mary) Hahn and Florian Hahn, and one sister, Bernadette Klein.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 11, at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Jerome Repenshek presiding. Burial will be Monday in Holy Angels Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 10-11:45 a.m.

Masses or memorials to Holy Angels Church are appreciated.

Marian’s family would like to extend a grateful thank you to the staff at The Waterford of West Bend and Heartland Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at