Marzion, Marilee, nee Donahue, from Cudahy/Hales Corners, died peacefully surrounded by her family on December 23, 2016 at the age of 75 years after a brave battle with cancer.
Preceded in death by her parents William and Mary Donahue and grandchildren Jack and
Megan. Soulmate to Stanley Krueger who she was blessed to have in her life the past 5 years.
Dearest mother of Mark (Wendy), Mary, Mike (Leslie), John (Wendy), Julie (Chad) Wiedmeyer,
and Jill. Proud grandmother of Alexa (Nate) Robertstad, Cara, Evan, Sam, Will, Max, Mia,
Vincent, Anthony, Nathan, Trevor, Jake, Henry, Taylor, Ella, Cason and Easton. Great
grandmother of Connor and Henlee. Loving sister to Tom Donahue. Caring niece to many aunts and uncles, especially Fran Reardon whom she considered the sister she never had. Lifelong friends with Jackie Kubisz, Diane Oleson, and Barbara Brudnicki.
The only thing Marilee ever truly wanted was to be a mom and raise a family. It showed in the
love she poured into her six children where family dinners, holiday gatherings, camping trips, a
big garden, and family traditions meant the world to her. She was an amazing cook who
honored her Italian/Irish heritage by showering family and friends with food at every opportunity
and she delighted in seeing everyone packed around a table together, laughing, talking and
As Marilee’s children grew up and moved out, she used her loving, tender heart to help others
and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked at several nursing homes over the course
of 20+ years, tirelessly caring for her elderly patients whom she treated as her own. She was
the ultimate caretaker. In her spare time, she enjoyed shopping, movies with Stan, playing the
slots at Potawatomi, travel and hanging out with her Vagabond friends.
Visitation Friday, December 30th, 5:00PM- 6:30PM with a Time of Remembrance until 7:00PM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Additional visitation starting at 10:00AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM on Saturday, December 31st at ST MARY’S CATHOLIC FAITH COMMUNITY (9520 W. Forest Home Avenue, Hales Corners).
Special thanks to the staff at Lindengrove and Heartland Hospice for the care and love given to