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Marilyn M. Wermuth

March 15, 2019

Marilyn McCuskey Wermuth


Loving wife, mother, and active community servant, unwavering servant of Christ, born in Canton Ohio in 1928, died suddenly but peacefully March 15, 2019 in Milwaukee.


Dear wife of John for 65 years, she was the mother of 5: Robert (Nancy), Bruce (Sherry), Douglas (Lisa), Andrew (Laura) Wermuth and Ann (Marty) Robinson, and is survived by many grandchildren and a great grandson.


Marilyn was born and raised in Canton, the youngest in a family steeped in higher education, civic service, and strong faith.  She lived every day dedicated to passing along her infectious, genuine, abiding love for life.


She graduated from Denison University where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and then earned a business degree from Radcliffe College (now Harvard).  While in Boston she met John, and marrying in 1954, the couple lived in New York City where she worked at W&J Sloane in personnel. 


Their young family moved to Port Huron MI and later to Elm Grove more than 60 years ago, where she embraced the rich fine arts scene of Milwaukee as a patron in many facets, notably doing major fund-raising and service on the board of the Florentine Opera Company, all while raising 5 rambunctious children.


She was an active member of the Elm Grove Community United Methodist Church, including over 50 years as a soprano in the choir.  She was a member of P.E.O., Mortar Board, and Junior League.  We remember Marilyn's precious ways.  She was fond of picking out the chocolate nuggets from ice cream.  She consistently read and passed along health tips and words of spiritual faith.  Godspeed Marilyn.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am Memorial Service at Community United Methodist Church, 14700 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove, WI 53122.


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