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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
our mother.

Past Comments

Ann Stokman

Lit a candle in memory of Marilee Marzion

Barb Lichtig

Lit a candle in memory of Marilee Marzion

Jacqueline Whidden Kubisz

Marilee and I have been close friends since fifth grade at St. Fred’s in Cudahy. We have remained friends throughout our lives sharing and caring all through the good times and the not so good times. Losing her is as if I have lost a sister in all sense of the word. She will remain in my heart forever.
Jackie Whidden Kubisz

Barbara Brudnicki

Marilee & I had been friends since 5th grade. One thing that stands out in my mind is that she always had a sense of humor. She loved to laugh & enjoyed being around people. She was hard working & loved her family. A very good mother even when she had several little ones to contend with. She was a organizer who loved to plan parties for her family that included all the cousins, aunts, uncles etc. She will certainly be missed.

Diane Oleson

I met Marilee in the 7th grade at St. Fred’s and along with Barbara Littman Brudnicki and Jackie Whidden Kubisz for the next 65+ years we became fast friends as our lives paralleled in many ways. Three of us were married with months of each other and our sons, Mark, Todd and Ken were born within three weeks of each other. Through most of the next 25 years we included our husbands and our “couples club” had many memorable adventures and even more memorable misadventures. After 3 of us no longer had husbands for one reason or another, we still met for lunch or dinner, especially when Jackie was in town from Florida. We even moved geographically closer until the recently.
through all the years we have primarily laughed a lot, sometimes cried a little, provided moral support when needed and always felt so fortunate to have each other as sisters. Marilee will be greatly missed but she leaves a tremendous legacy in her wonderful and loving family.

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