THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marilyn M. Werner
Issue Date: May 22, 2013
Marilyn M. Werner, 84, formerly of Green Bay, died peacefully Thursday, May 16 at Century Oaks in Oshkosh.
Born Paula Curran on Sept. 27, 1928, she was adopted by Archibald Russell and Ethel (Forrester) Minshall in Detroit, Mi. at the age of 13 months.
She graduated from Mackenzie High School in Detroit and then attended Wayne State University where she met Robert Werner. She completed her junior year and on April 18, 1949 the couple was married. They celebrated almost 63 years before his death in 2011. They had five children and she enjoyed being a wife, mother and homemaker. Later she worked at The Judson Book Store at ABA, Green Lake and Boston Store, Green Bay.
Survivors include children, Karen Werner of Chicago, MaryEllen "Marn" (Tom) Gibson of Oshkosh, Alison (Gregory Wilson) Bell of West Milwaukee, Paula Fromm of Niagara and Robert (Monica) Werner, jr. of Carmel, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Joan Werner Bradley of Ferndale, Mi. and many friends and other family.
Family and friends were received from 4 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at Winneconne Christian Fellowship, 313 N. Ninth Avenue. Pastor Dan Gibson officiated and cremation followed. A luncheon was served after the service. A memorial has been established.