Marian D. StillmanIssue Date: December 6, 2018
Marian D. (Dewey-McConnel) Stillman, 96, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 at home with her family by her side.
Born Oct. 19, 1922 in Laramie, Wo., to Albert and Clara Dewey-McConnell, she was the first of seven children and graduated with honors from Laramie High School at age 15, where she sang in the Laramie High School Glee Club. At age 15, she began her studies at the University of Wyoming and later the University of Nebraska.
She married Howard Benjamin Stillman on March 31, 1944, in Indianapolis, Ind. and they moved to Milwaukee where he attended Marquette University and then moved to Menominee where he practiced dentistry and she worked as his dental assistant. They had three children, Nancy, Ken and David.
Generous with her time, she was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, was active in the Presbyterian Church, taught Sunday School and researched and wrote the local Church history. She loved to golf and was the Woman's Club Champion at Riverside Country Club many times, making her first hole-in-one in August of 1996.
She enjoyed golfing around Wisconsin and the U.P. on the woman's traveling team from Riverside and played well into her 80s. Until a short time ago, she drove herself to Curves and the YMCA every morning to exercise before breakfast. A successful real estate agent at Century 21 in Marinette and Menominee, she earned the Gold Jacket Award for million dollar sales. For many years, she worked in the office at Strider Software, the family business.
She loved life, was loved by her family and returned to Laramie as often as possible with the last time for her sister Sally's Celebration of Life, three months ago.
She is survived by three children, Nancy Stillman-Mahn, Ken (Karen) Stillman and David Stillman; a brother, Roger (Lyell) McConnell; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nieces; nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Stillman; five siblings, Sally McConnell-Murphy-Scott, Pat McConnell-Ward, Albert McConnell Jr., Dewey McConnell and Myrle McConnell-Brown and a granddaughter, Jennifer Mahn.
The family will hold a Memorial Service in the Spring.
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