Sept. 26, 1946-Feb. 13, 2014
Family summers were spent at their cabin on Fish Lake, in Hancock, where Marianne made life-long friends and memories with her sister and three brothers. Marianne eventually settled and raised her family in neighboring Wautoma with A.J. McCaskey. Before moving to Wautoma, Marianne worked as a 7th grade teacher at St. Patrick’s in LaSalle, IL, and later as a cake decorator at her family’s bakery and restaurant in Wautoma. Marianne loved to read mystery novels, watch old movies, and listen to Bob Dylan. Marianne had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. Everyone knew Marianne as loving, sweet, and kind. These qualities never waned throughout her six-year cancer battle. She found much comfort in her final years by spending time with her family and dearest friends, and to proudly speak of her children.
She will be greatly missed but remembered for her unconditional love for so many, her incredible nurturing nature and her warm smile. A private family service is being held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, and per Marianne’s wishes there will be a celebration of her life gathering this spring in her honor. A donation will also be made to the Wautoma Public Library in her name. Cards of condolence can be sent to Fox Cities Funeral and Cremation, 3026 Jackson Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901.
Her family would like to thank Dr. Karen Gremminger and everyone at the cancer clinic, and the wonderful care she received at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh.