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Cecilia J.

Cecilia J. Marcus

(nee Leonard,) Loving wife, devoted mom, devout Catholic, and good friend, went home on December 10, 2018, age 90 years. She cherished 60 years of marriage to Edwin S. Marcus whose death almost 5 years ago left a void in her life nothing and no one could fill. She spent most of her 90 years caretaking for others as a nurse who dedicated her later career to the developmentally disabled. Throughout her life, she was spunk, sass and energy until her final weeks when she simply grew tired. She was proud of being a coal miner’s daughter from Southern Illinois. She appreciated her many friends and relatives including her Alexian Village community. She set the example for enjoying life and creating memories for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren: Sandra Marcus (son Max Hoenisch; step-children Aaron Hoenisch, Lisa Frick, and Carl Hoenisch); Kate Glasenapp (Doug; sons Steven (Stacey, children Sander and Ellory), Timothy, and Logan); Steve Marcus (Colleen Dougherty); Cynthia Marcus Blust (Tony; children John Harrison and Elise), and Sharon Memmel (Ken; children Chevelle, Kenley, McKabe, Addison, Eliah, and Boden). Preceded in death by infant daughter, Susan Marie.

Daughter of Velma and John Leonard, Sr. Preceded in death by her brother John, Jr. Also survived by brother-in-law Sherman Marcus, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends will gather at Alexian Village, 9301 N 76th Street, Milwaukee, Wi 53223 Sat., Dec. 15, 2018 from 12:00 Noon until the time of the Memorial Mass to celebrate Cele’s life at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are greatly appreciated to WisconSibs online at or by mail WisconSibs, 211 E Franklin St, Appleton, WI 54911.

Suminski / Weiss

LifeStory Funeral Home


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