It is with deep sorrow that family and friends announce that Marilyn Neitzke died on Saturday, December 12, 2015, in Winona, at age 88.
Marilyn is survived by her nephew, Bruce Neitzke (Margaret) of Winnipeg, Canada; nieces, Deborah Wilson and Victoria Reed, both of Wichita, Kan.; great-nephews, Sean (Stacy) Reed, David Neitzke, Gordon Neitzke, Clif (Jessica) Wilson and Shea Wilson; great-nieces, Sherisa Reed, Shannon (Shawn) Wallace, Carol-Lynne Neitzke and Kimberly Wilson; and many cousins and great-great-nephews and nieces. She was predeceased in death by her parents, Herbert and Violet (Hoover) Neitzke; and her brother, Raymond.
Marilyn was born and raised in Winona. She graduated from Winona High School in 1945, and then went to secretarial school. She worked at Madison School, then at Metropolitan Life and finally at Winona National Bank, from which she retired in 1996. Marilyn was an active member of her church, Faith Lutheran, from her youth and often played organ in the church for choir and congregation. She was also an avid league bowler for many years. Marilyn was active in the Winona Genealogical Society. She enjoyed researching her family history and took a number of trips to various U.S. states and to Canada in pursuit of further knowledge about her ancestors. She was a member of the Pickwick Mill Society, the Winona Historical Society and a former member of the Legion Auxiliary.
Funeral services for Marilyn will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Faith Lutheran Church, Winona, with Rev. Mark Dumke officiating. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the day of the funeral. Interment will be a Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Minn. There will be a lunch served following the funeral at the church.
Casket bearers are David Neitzke, Gordon Neitzke, Sean Reed, Keegan Reed, Charles Neitzke and Jeffrey Oian.
Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Winona, Minn., and Fountain City, Wis. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com.