Marian Pare

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Marian Pare, 91,

Died peacefully on December 26, 2021 in Mequon, Wisconsin. She was born in Racine, Wisconsin on December 1, 1930 to Jens and Poula Andersen. Marian attended Horlick High School where she met her first husband, Alan W. Wilkerson. Later she married Thomas J. Pare. Both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Inger Knapp, Paul Andersen and Karl Andersen.

She was a dedicated mother and grandmother and is survived by her children, Inger (John Merline) Wilkerson, Marian (George Maling) Wilkerson, Jim (Suzanne) Wilkerson, Susan Horner, Carolyn Pare, Brian (Vicki) Pare and Lisa (Jim) Hughes. Proud grandmother of Mitchell, Kristen and Allison Maling; Emily, Margaret (Seth Zawila) and Hilary Merline; Mary, Elizabeth and Erik Wilkerson; Maralee (Mike) Sjerven, Tom (Jenn) and Andy (Tawny)Horner; Emilie (Cody Scott) Ellenz-Scott, Kristin (Adam) Novotny, and Dillon Hughes and many great-grandchildren. Marian is also survived by her brother, Jens Andersen, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Throughout her life she loved and raised multiple animals, mainly cats and dogs, but also hamsters, rabbits and albino rats. Her passion for travel, especially on Holland America Cruise ships, brought her to many exciting places. Door County was her favorite local place to vacation and she spent much time at her house there with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either: Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin @  or Wisconsin Humane Society @

A memorial event will take place in the spring but date is yet to be determined.



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