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Marilyn J. Wirtz

April 22, 1934 — April 4, 2023

Sheboygan

Marilyn J. Wirtz

 

Marilyn J. Wirtz, age 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at Shores of Sheboygan.

She was born in Sheboygan on April 22, 1934, to the late Arno and Lillian (Stange) Thiel. Marilyn was married to the late Charles Wirtz for 17 years, and they shared four children together. She was employed at St. Nicholas Hospital for over 25 years, retiring as the supervisor of housekeeping.

Marilyn enjoyed playing games and communicating with family members on the computer, doing various craft nights with her sister, mom and aunt, playing cards and bingo, going out to eat, especially breakfasts with her brother Ronnie, traveling and “bumming”, and loving on her cats, Puffy and Muffy. Marilyn loved making memories with her family and taking care of her grandchildren. She always offered a smile to everyone she met. Her laugh and great sense of humor will be deeply missed.

Marilyn is survived by her daughters, Kathleen (James) Stache of Sheboygan, Deborah Wirtz of Sheboygan and Wendy (David) Larsen of Denmark; grandchildren, Aaron (Tonya) Wirtz, Jeremy Wirtz, Jeffrey (Christina) Schultz, Mellissa (Chad) Runge, Anthony (Sara) Larsen, Ryan Schultz and Amanda (Justin) Lindert; great-grandchildren, Kaylee Wirtz, Keegan Runge, Sophia Runge, Molly Mueller, Ryleigh Wirtz, Jackson Runge, Avery Runge, Allison Larsen, Logan Larsen, Cole Lindert, Lilliana Larsen, and Melina Schultz; a brother, Arno Thiel Jr.; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Along with her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by a son, Rick Wirtz; siblings, Ronald (Patricia) Thiel, Jerome (Loretta) Thiel and Nancy Thiel and a sister-in-law, Sue Thiel.

A Memorial Service for Marilyn will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at Ballhorn Chapels, 1201 N 8th St. in Sheboygan with Rev. Gregory Whelton officiating. Family will greet visitors on Tuesday, at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. Marilyn’s service will be livestreamed on her obituary page on the funeral home website, www.ballhornchapels.com. Marilyn will be laid to rest at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Marilyn’s name.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Shores of Sheboygan for the wonderful care given to Marilyn.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Ballhorn Chapels Funeral & Cremation Care Center

1201 N. 8th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ballhorn Chapels Funeral & Cremation Care Center

1201 N. 8th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081

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