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Rev. Marlyn John Wymelenberg, S.J.

May 23, 1926 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old


Rev. Marlyn John Vanden Wymelenberg, S.J., was called to eternal life on January 18, 2024, at St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, WI. He was 97 years old, a Jesuit for 75 years and a priest for 63 years. Born in Green Bay and raised in Wrightstown, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1948 and was ordained a priest in 1960. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at UW-Madison and master’s degrees in physics and theology at St. Louis University. He taught at Marquette University High School (1954-1956) and Creighton University (1962-1976) before serving for 16 years as chaplain in the Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, IA. From 1994 to 2013 he did pastoral ministry in Omaha as a member of the Creighton University Jesuit Community. He moved to St. Camillus Jesuit Community in 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elzear and Martha (Lamers) Vanden Wymelenberg, his brother Richard (Bonnie), and his sister Donna (+Vic) Pritzl. He is survived by his sisters Bernice (+Florent) Geurts and Charlene (Sy) Giesen and his brother Carl (Marcia).

Mass at St. Camillus Jesuit Community on February 6 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Milwaukee.


Mass of Christian Burial
February 6, 2024

11:00 AM
Madonna Della Strada Chapel - St. Camillus
10201 W Wisconsin Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53226


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