Marion Ruth Wunsch, 89, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Pine Haven Christian Home.

Marion was born Jan. 21, 1924, daughter of Walter and Marie (Wallschlaeger) Ochs. She grew up in the town of Herman, graduating from Howards Grove High School in 1942.

On June 10, 1944, she married Alfred Wunsch at her home. The couple spent their entire working lives farming in the town of Sheboygan Falls.

Marion was a member of First United Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. Together with Alfred, they started the “VIL,” Very Important Lutheran.

Marion was a member of the Homemakers Club. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, sewing, and loved her family. Marion will be remembered for her kindheartedness and generosity.

Marion is survived by one son, Roger Wunsch of Sheboygan Falls; one daughter, Charlotte (Michael) Lehman of Jefferson, Wis.; two grandchildren, Robert Lehman of Fort Atkinson and Richard (Amy) Lehman of Muskego; two greatgrandsons, Brady and Bennett Lehman of Muskego; one sister, Margaret (Wallace) Born of Howards Grove; nephews, John (Sue) Born of the town of Herman and David and Daniel Born, both of Howards Grove; and a niece, Elizabeth (David) Haag of Plymouth. Marion is also survived by a grandnephew, Bradley of Howards Grove and a grandniece, Melissa of the town of Herman; and her special neighbors, Rohdes, Thomases, and Rotters.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Alfred in 2002; her infant son, Allan in 1950; and an infant great-granddaughter, Miyah in 2006.

Funeral services to celebrate Marion’s life were held Saturday afternoon, May 18, at First United Lutheran Church in Sheboygan with the Rev. Todd Smith officiating. Burial took place in Wildwood Cemetery in Sheboygan.

A memorial fund has been established in Marion’s name for the National Federation for the Blind or Wisconsin Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

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The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting Marion’s family with arrangements.

The family would like to gratefully acknowledge the staff of Pine Haven Christian Home in helping Marion through her last four and onehalf years.

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