MARIE C. WALTER, 92, of Loyal, died on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at Stoney River Assisted Living, in Marshfield. The visitation and the funeral will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal on Wednesday 09/09/2020. Visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The service will be held at 11 a.m. Rev. Leo Johnson will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Tony Davis, Tyler Ihli, Francis Sadler, Jason Karl, Aaron Symicek and Riley Symicek.
Marie Catherine Weis was born on August 31, 1928, on the family farm in the Township of Day in Marathon County, WI, the daughter of Eugene and Mary (Wilhelm) Weis. She was raised on the family farm and went to St. Andrew’s Catholic school in Rozellville and then she attended St. Rose, Viterbo in La Crosse WI. After completing her education, Marie worked in Wausau and Marshfield. She was united in marriage to Franklin J. Walter on June 12, 1952, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, in Rozellville. In January 1953, they took over the operation of his family farm, which they ran until 1979. After moving off of the farm, they built a home south of Loyal, and Marie worked as a Home Health Aide at the Neillsville Nursing Home. They moved into Loyal in 1988, and she retired soon after. Her husband, Franklin, died on December 27, 2013 and she continued to reside in Loyal until entering Stoney River Assisted Living in 2014.
She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, where she volunteered much of her free time. Marie also enjoyed volunteering at Ministry Home Care Hospice and at the Ronald McDonald House in Marshfield. She was involved in 4-H when her children were growing up, and also served on the Town of York Election Board.
Marie had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family, quilting, sewing, cooking, canning, playing games with her grandchildren, bowling, square dancing and she enjoyed running in the Spanky's Run during the Loyal Corn Festival.
She will be dearly missed by her children: Dave Walter (Kris Lee) of South Colby, WA, Mary Walter (Carl Anderson) of Friendship, WI, Jerry Walter (Barbara Zorzin) of Circle Pines, MN, Ken Walter (Gaylan Lemmon) of Annapolis, MD, and Judy (Jim) Ihli of Mound, MN; 10 grandchildren: Beth (R.J.) Arnold, Susan (Peter) Walter-Smith, Jeannie (Aaron) Symicek, Katie (Jason) Karl, Brenda (Tony) Davis, Greg Walter (Charlotte), Justin Lemmon (Gayle), Lacey (Matt) Crandall, Tyler Ihli (Samantha) and Lynsey Ihli (Francis Sadler); 10 great-grandchildren: Dominic, Eleanor and Lilia; Riley, Samantha, Brynlee; Hudson, Alexandra, Beckett, Colton. 2 brothers: Clem Weis (Marcy Sessions) of Marshfield, Don Weis of Nekoosa; 2 sisters: Virginia (Jerry) Johnson of Marshfield, Dorothy Humus of Wisconsin Rapids; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; one sister: Sr. Mercita Weis and 3 brothers: Norbert, Harold, and Melvin Weis.