Marie Anne Kentopp

Marie Anne Kentopp, age 99, Fond du Lac, formerly of Ripon, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Liberty House in Fond du Lac with her family by her side.

Marie was born Nov. 4, 1911, in Owosso, Mich., daughter of Anthony and Rose (Valis) Ptacek. On June 12, 1925, she married Edwin Kentopp at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Almond, Wis. Marie worked at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Oshkosh, and was an assembly worker at Speed Queen for 23 years. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Ladies Guild, LWML and Quilter’s Group.

Survivors include two sons, Clair (Shirley) Kentopp of Oshkosh, and Herman (Karen) Kentopp of Jackson; her daughter-in-law, Joan Kentopp of Watertown; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She also has extended family living in the Owosso, Mich., area. Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her son, the Rev. Arthur Kentopp.

Visitation for Marie Kentopp will be held Thursday, March 31 from 10 to noon at Messiah Lutheran Church, 500 Mayparty Drive, Ripon.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 31 at noon at Messiah Lutheran Church in Ripon. The Rev. Bryan Fritsch will officiate. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ripon. Memorials may be given to Messiah Lutheran Church or St. Agnes Hospice Hope Foundation, 430 E. Division St. Fond du Lac, Wis. 54935.

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