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Marilyn H.
Killian

  • Visitation- Sunday, December 19th from 6-8pm

    • HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME (3801 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee)

  • Prayer Service- Sunday, December 19th at 7:30pm

    • HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME (3801 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee)

  • Additional Visitation- Monday, December 20th from 9:30-11am

    • DIVINE MERCY PARISH CHURCH (800 Marquette Ave, South Milwaukee)

  • Mass of Christian Burial- Monday, December 20th at 11am

    • DIVINE MERCY PARISH CHURCH (800 Marquette Ave, South Milwaukee)

Marilyn Helen Killian passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday December 12th. She was born in 1947, the daughter of Alphonse Killian and Helen Sosalla Killian. She is survived by her son Elliot Killian Ignasiak, brothers Rev. David (Barbara O’Neil) and Gary (Noreen) Killian, and former spouse Jerry Ignasiak.

She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

She is well-remembered by her students and colleagues in the Milwaukee Public School system where she taught Spanish and English as a second language (ESL) for over 40 years. Her love of learning and travel began in her college years when she spent a semester studying in Mexico; she relished every opportunity that she got to speak Spanish for the rest of her life.

Over the years she traveled to Greece, Poland, Canada, the Caribbean, Argentina, Guatemala, and numerous parts of the United States. She was a vibrant, joyful, and caring person with an infectious laugh and warmth that drew others in. She had a curious mind and was a life-long learner, expanding her interests to include Eastern spirituality after her son’s pilgrimage to India. She was a devoted Christian who believed in the presence of God in all persons.

Her family remembers many wonderful gatherings including holidays, reunions with a large extended family in Trempealeau County in Northwestern Wisconsin, camping trips, and the performances of her son Eillot’s musical groups.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 19 from 6 to 8 pm, with a prayer service at 7:30p at Heritage Funeral Home (3801 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee).

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 20, at 11 am, preceded by visitation at 9:30 am, at Divine Mercy Parish, (800 Marquette Ave, South Milwaukee).

Donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to Divine Mercy Parish.

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