Marilyn Jean Weis

Marilyn Jean Weis, age 80, passed away suddenly on Sunday evening June 10, 2012 at her home in the town of Nepeuskun with her family by her side.

Marilyn was born on April 23, 1932 in Eureka the daughter of Lyndon and Margaret (Weiss) Kaufman.

She married Norman Robert Weis on June 11, 1954 at Saint John Lutheran Church of Berlin and they enjoyed a wonderful and loving 54 years together until he passed away on Dec. 25, 2008.

She attended the Koro School through sixth grade and then went to the Saint John Lutheran School of Berlin for the seventh and eighth grades where she was also confirmed. Marilyn graduated from the Berlin High School with the class of 1949. She is a faithful member of the Immanuel United Methodist Church of Ripon.

Marilyn and her husband farmed near Rush Lake all their married life. She always put God first in her life every day. Her faith was unwavering. She enjoyed his creations through her love of gardening and flowers and feeding the birds. Marilyn loved her children, grandchildren and husband more than anything, always putting their needs before her self. She opened her house to many and was a mother to more than just her family including numerous foster children. She always had a meal and a listening ear for anybody who just needed to talk as Marilyn defined the word unselfishness.

Survivors include her daughters, Debra (Eric) Jansen of Ripon, and grandsons, Derek and Devon, Diane (Rev. Jonathan) Bontke of Litchfield, Ill., Darlene (John) Rasmussen of Ripon and grandson, Lyden, and her son, Gus (Tanya) Weis of Ripon and grandson Taylor and granddaughter, Madelyn. She is also survived by her sisters, Ardis (Rev. Robert) Bernhardt of Mequon, Lynda (Marvin) Reitz of Brown Deer and her brother Wayne (Jo Ann) Kaufman of Ripon.

She is further survived by nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Norman and an infant son, Norlyn.

Funeral services will be held on Friday June 15, at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel United Methodist Church of Ripon, with the Rev. Joshua Pegram officiating and burial will follow in the Nepeuskun Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may visit and pay their respects with the family on Thursday June 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Wiecki-Skipchak Funeral Home of downtown Berlin and may also visit at the church on Friday one hour prior to the services from 10 to 11 a.m.

A memorial has been established to the Immanuel United Methodist Church of Ripon in her memory.

Wiecki-Skipchak Funeral Home, 116 S. Adams Ave., Berlin, WI 54923. 920-361-2050.

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