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Marilyn B. Christian

Marilyn B. Christian Marilyn B. Christian


Marilyn B. Christian, 93, of Hartford passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at the Waterford in Hartford.

Marilyn was born the daughter of Adolph and Viola (Beck) Wendegatz on November 11, 1927. She was united in marriage to Arnold Christian on November 2, 1946, in the Township of Herman. Marilyn worked various part-time jobs and retired from the Mayville School District, where she worked in food service and as a custodian. She also helped farm with her husband in the Township of Theresa.

She was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was active in the choir and the Immanuel Ladies Aid (Immanuel Lights). She also took part in Farm Bureau and 4-H and also the Mayville Senior Center and Iron Ridge Golden Youth.

Marilyn also enjoyed quilting, gardening, cards, bingo and listening to polka music. Family played an important role for Marilyn and she cherished the time spent with them.

Marilyn is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Bill) Connell of Oconomowoc, Norene (Al) Gonring of Lomira, Marjean (Rick) Lerch of Theresa, Marsha (Dan) Roskopf of Mayville, and Annette (Bob) Foshey of Hartland; her grandchildren, Melissa (Jesse) Decker, Dustin Christian (special friend Lizzy), An ( thony (Becky) Christian, Angela (Tim) Hillebrand, Ben Christian, Jody (Jake) Schlafer, Jill (Victor) Connell, Amy (special friend Nick) Curtis, Ryan (Corrine) Lerch, Kyle (Erin) Lerch, Nick (Katey) Roskopf, Jake (Krista) Roskopf, and Eric (Alexandra) Roskopf; her 18 great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Gloria Christian of Mayville; her sister, Darlene Ernisse of Kohlsville; and brother, Delmer Wendegatz of West Bend; further survived by other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arnold; sons, Loren and Allen; and a brother, Allen, in infancy.

Visitation was held on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville and also on Friday, Sept. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church in Township of Theresa.

A funeral service for Marilyn took place on Friday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church (River Church), Town Theresa with the Rev. Douglas J. Zahner officiating. Burial took place at Immanuel Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Special thanks to the staff at Waterford in Hartford and Preceptor Home Health and Hospice for the care and support shown to Marilyn and her family.

Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville served the family. For online condolences and other information please visit