Although her life was not always an easy journey, Marcia Aumann was a resilient woman who embraced whatever came her way while cherishing her loved ones with every breath she took.
With the end of WWII in 1945 countless servicemen and women returned stateside to resume the lives they set aside while fighting for the preservation of the freedoms we still enjoy today. The baby boom was underway, and it was during this exciting time in America that a young family from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was preparing for an addition to their own family. Their wait was over on March 13, 1947, when baby Marcia Cheryl was welcomed into the arms of her parents, Dr. Milton S. and Evelyn (Stern) Freedman. She was raised in the family home alongside her brothers, Mark and Bart, and experienced a childhood that was reflective of the times.
Life truly began for Marcia when she was blessed with the birth of her son, Harley. From the moment she became a mother Harley was the light of her world. Marcia also worked some including as a hairdresser for a short time before settling into a career doing clerical and secretarial work for various local businesses. She even did some work for her father in his medical office at one time.
With such a deep love for her son, it isn’t hard to imagine how overjoyed Marcia was to add a granddaughter to the family. As her friends and family can attest, the sun rose and set with her precious Alexis. Marcia was blessed to be able to stay with her son and granddaughter every other week to help care for Alexis, spending treasured moments together in such a special way. Last year Marcia went on a trip to visit family in celebration of her birthday, and she had the trip of a lifetime with her son and her granddaughter. Whenever she and Alexis went places Marcia always made sure they bought matching t-shirts as souvenirs to remember the experience by.
For many years Marcia was plagued with various health issues. Perhaps one of her toughest battles was against cancer, and her most recent problems started about six months ago. With her body in such a fragile state to begin with, Marcia was unable to overcome the war that raged against her.
In reflecting on the life of Marcia Aumann we are reminded to deeply love those around us each and every day. She viewed each day as a gift while making precious memories that will be cherished by those she leaves behind. Marcia will be deeply missed.
Marcia Aumann died on March 10, 2012. Marcia’s family includes her son, Harley; granddaughter, Alexis; and father, Dr. Milton S. Freedman. Marcia was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Freedman, and her brothers, Mark and Bart Freedman. Private family services, no visitations. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com where you can leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.
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