Marilynn M. Steffen, 85, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Sunday, November 14.
Marilynn was born May 28, 1936, to Harvey and Margaret (Voelske) Steffen. She lived her entire life in Wausau, graduating from Wausau Senior High School in 1954. She was employed as a head cashier at Wisconsin Public Service for 42 years, retiring in 1996. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Wausau, where she enjoyed volunteering wherever needed – the Church Council, Mother's Club, the office and countless other projects. She was very proud of her membership in the Senior Bell Choir and looked forward to helping the Junior Bell choir rehearse each week.
Marilynn was devoted to her family, providing hours of care when needed, a listening ear, and a steady stream of witty comments. She loved telling stories about her family history. A lifelong learner, she often took classes in areas of interest, and enjoyed nature, fishing, watercolor painting and going up north. She was known for her poetry composed for special occasions. Her adventurous spirit took her on trips to many parts of the world.
Marilynn was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Harvey and her niece, Cynthia. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Maralyn, nephews Randall (Ann) Steffen and David Steffen, and niece Lisa Steffen, all of Shawano. She is further survived by great nephews, Jacob, Nathan and Seth Kuszewski and Scott (Rachel) and Ryan Steffen, great nieces Caytlin and Rachel Kuszewski, cousins, and countless special friends.
A special thank you from the family to Pastor Phil Schneider and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their loving care of Marilynn.
Funeral will be 11:00 am Tuesday, November 23 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Wausau, with visitation from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the church. Interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Brainard Funeral Home of Wausau is assisting the family. www.BrainardFuneral.com
The family asks that memorials be directed to the music program at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ or your charity of choice.
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