Marilyn M. Konz-Bennett, 87, of Plymouth, died Sunday evening, May 5, 2013, at Plymouth Care Center.

She was the former Marilyn M. Damrow, born Nov. 19, 1925 in Kiel, daughter of the late Ernst and Lizzie (Bunge) Damrow.

Marilyn attended Kiel Public Schools and was a graduate of Kiel High School in 1943.

On Aug. 20, 1946, she married Elroy E. Konz in Kiel. He preceded her in death Sept. 8, 1978.

On Feb. 18, 1983, she married Russell Bennett. Russell preceded her in death Jan. 20, 2013.

Marilyn worked as a bank teller in Kiel and New Holstein for a number of years.

She was a former member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Kiel, as well as the Christian Women’s Society. She also was a former member of the Kiel VFW Auxiliary, Post #6707. She currently was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Plymouth, and was a devoted helper at the church concession stand at Road America.

Marilyn enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in sporting and school events and playing cribbage and cards.

Survivors include her four children: Timothy (Heidi) Konz, Kenosha; Lizbeth (David) Arnold, Kiel; Jonathon (Jody) Konz, Kiel, and Mary (Scott) Stein, Plymouth; and five stepchildren: Richard Bennett, Roger (Mary) Bennett, Sherri (Frank) Rath, Randall (Lisa) Bennett and Suzanne Meeker. She is further survived by her grandchildren: Ryan (Sarah), Elisa, Eve, Layne, Gregory, Bradley (Melissa), Stacy, Wade, Christopher (special friend, Maria), Laura, Alexandra and Kelsey as well as, Nicole, Clayton, Tyler, Leah, Mackenzie, Zachary and Luke. She is further survived by great-grandchildren: Jacob, Aliyah, Tyson, Camdyn, Chloe and Aiden; special nephew, Tom (Marlene) Richart; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Elroy and Russell, and a sister, Evelyn (Omar) Richart.

The funeral Mass for Marilyn will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 10, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth, with Fr. Daniel Volkert officiating. Burial will take place in Kiel.

Family and friends may call at the church Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, Kiel, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent at

Marilyn’s family would like to extend their thanks to the CNA nurses and staff of Plymouth Care Center, Dr. Murthy, Sarah from Evercare and Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center for comforting her the past several years.

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