Marilyn F. Cleary, 89
Jan. 21, 1930 -- Jan. 21, 2019

Marilyn F. Cleary, 89 Marilyn F. Cleary (nee Held), passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at the age of 89. She was born Jan. 21, 1930, in Nenno to Herbert and Elizabeth (nee Polster) Held and was raised in the town of Addison. On Aug. 13, 1949, Marilyn married Robert Cleary and they began their family. Her favorite pastimes were playing sheepshead, doing jigsaw puzzles, hosting every holiday, family dinners, spending time with her family, but she was an especially devoted Mom and Grandma.

Marilyn was a past-officer and member of the St. Lawrence Christian Women.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Tim, Patrick (Linda), Terry, Kevin (Barbara), daughter-in-law Kathern Cleary, Jean (Claus) Hubert, Maureen (Charles) Gehring, Terese (Dwayne) Herther, John (Angie), Robert (Rebecca), Paula Cleary and William (Colette); her 23 grandchildren, Sean and Brett, Christa and Stephanie, Michelle Wellens, Connie, Tim and John Hubert, Lisa Bowler, Melissa Hanlon, Robert and Benjamin Gehring, Mike and Tom Herther, Katie, Abby Kons, and Renee, Allison, Robert, Emily and Isabella, Erin Matusinec and Matthew; 15 great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Louise Held, Adele Hubbe and Marilyn Cleary; stepbrother, Gerald (Betty) Schickert; and nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; son, Michael; brother, Ralph Held; sister, Connie (Rinald) Weiss; brother-in-law, Harold Hubbe; sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Jerome) Rendahl and Kathleen (Lloyd) McCann; and brother-in-law, Francis Cleary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church (4886 Highway 175, Hartford) with the Rev. Davies Edassery presiding. Visitation will be held at the church Thursday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery following the mass.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or