THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marie Konitzer, 87, Oconto Falls, died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 8 at Community Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 31, 1925 in Escanaba to Charles and Irene (Servant) Vorron, as a little girl, she moved with her family to the Klondike area and graduated from the Monastery of Our Lady of Charity High School in Green Bay. On June 22, 1946, she married Marcel Konitzer at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls.
The couple lived in various parts of eastern Wisconsin and she worked as an assistant activity director for Rennes Health Center in DePere. She also did house cleaning for numerous area families. A dedicated member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, she served with the Womens Christian Club and on the Welcoming and Funeral Dinner Committees. A member of the Oconto County Legion Auxiliary, she volunteered at the local hospital auxiliary and senior citizen center. She had a fondness for music boxes, a willingness to service others and had a special love for the Lord, her family and her many friends.
She is survived by five children, Allen (Ginny) Konitzer, Austin, Tx., William (Jane) Konitzer, Little Chute, Tim (Debbie) Konitzer, Freedom, Roger (Dawn) Konitzer, Kaukauna and Lana (Aaron) Geurts, DePere; a daughter-in-law, Diane Konitzer, Lugoff, S.C.; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Marcel Sr. on March 30, 1995; two sons, Joseph on Sept. 24, 2008 and Marcel Jr. on March 19, 2011; four brothers and five sisters.
Visitation was held on Thursday, Oct.10 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls, with the rosary recited at 7 p.m. Visitation continued at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls after 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Rev. Fr. Joel Sember officiated followed by burial in the church cemetery.