Marilyn J. (nee Liebenstein) Stolper,67, of Adell, known to many as “Twiggy”, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends Saturday December 5, 2015.

She was born on July 16, 1948 in Sheboygan, WI, to the late Wesley and Marjory (Nelson) Liebenstein. Marilyn grew up in Cascade and graduated from Plymouth High School. On June 21 1980, she was married to Merlin “Buddy” Stolper and resided in Adell since then.

Marilyn worked at Elenco, Clevpak, Gilson Bros, Toro, Lawn Boy and retired from Bordens in 2010.

She had many interests and hobbies and was involved in the community such as being a member of the Adell Yetis Snowmobile Club, volunteering for the Adell Athletics Association, supporting the local fire departments as well as the Adell Sportsman Club. She enjoyed shooting darts as well as shooting trap and hunted for many years. She also enjoyed camping and just being with the people closest to her making memories. Marilyn has touched many lives and hearts.

Set aside from the many different social involvements, her favorite thing to do and place to be was with her family and supporting her grandchildren in any way possible, from rooting and shouting for them in sports, to supporting them in school and church, and making sure we were all up to date and following her team‚ the Packers.

She is survived by her daughter: Jami Stolper of Hingham; a granddaughter: Ashley Stolper of Plymouth; two grandsons: Andrew Stolper of Adell and Mitchell Risse of Hingham; step-granddaughter: Rae- Anne Risse of South Dakota; a great grandson: Zander Stolper of Plymouth, including “adoptive” grandchildren Tyler Wright and Hayley Zelenak (amongst many others); step-mother Ione Liebenstein of Hingham; brother: Keith (Delores) Liebenstein of Plymouth; half brother: Kenny (Karen) Liebenstein of Sheboygan Falls; step-sister: Patty Dyke-Ramirez of Sheboygan Falls; and two step -brothers: Rodney Dyke and Jim (Robin) Dyke both of Cascade. She is also survived by special friends ; her “phone buddy” Mary and her “veggie and daily morning coffee guy”: Gary Hinz of Adell; her sidekick: Mary Wetor; lifelong best friends: Kathy Ringel and Roxeanne Raab; as well as many nieces and nephews and close family friends and co-workers, who all know who you are.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, Merlin “Buddy” Stolper; parents: Wesley and Majorie (Nelson) Liebenstein; brother: Bruce Liebenstein and best friend/ partner in crime: Ann Klug.


Memorial services will be held on Friday (Dec. 11, 2015) at 5:00 P.M. at New Horizon United Church of Christ in the Town of Farmington. Rev. David Schlieter, Pastor of the Church will officiate. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in the Town of Mitchell.

Friends may call at the church on Friday afternoon (Dec. 11) from 3:00 P.M. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Marilyn’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

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