Nov. 23, 2016 – Kewaskum, WI – Marian Ihlenfeld, nee Jari, formerly of West Bend, died on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Kettle Moraine Gardens in Kewaskum at the age of 95 years. She was born on June 21, 1921 in Medford to the late Louis and Anne (nee Paur) Jari.
After completing school, Marian moved to the Milwaukee area with her sister in pursuit of a job. While in Milwaukee, she met her future husband.
On April 29, 1944, she was united in marriage to Theodore E. Ihlenfeld in Milwaukee. Theodore predeceased May 16, 1988.
In 1950, the family decided to make Washington County their home, settling on Silver Lake. For the past 10 years, Marian has been a resident of Kettle Moraine Gardens.
Marian cherished her role as a wife, mother and later grandmother. Her devotion to her family was evident to all who knew her.
Survivors include 2 sons: Donny (Nancy) of Phillips and Larry (Sue) of Kennan; 1 granddaughter Kimberly (Tim) Bauer; 1 sister-in-law Lucille Jari of Medford; special nephews William Ihlenfeld and Thomas Ihlenfeld; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers Victor, Ralph and Arte and 2 sisters Grace and Ruby Piater.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 1 at 12:30 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home with Rev. Darin Wiebe officiating. Burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park. The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.