Marilyn M. Nowak
1927 - 2021
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Marilyn M. Nowak

Appleton - Marilyn M. Nowak, age 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 3, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Marilyn was born in the Township of Hortonia on October 14, 1927 to the late Edwin and Mabel (Wing) Meinhardt. She grew up on her parent's cheese factory, where she learned the value of hard work. She graduated from New London High School in 1945. Her education continued with cosmetology school, graduating in 1946, and a ward clerk certification from FVTC in 1978. Her working career consisted of being a beautician, working in nursing homes, and a variety of sales positions. She married Frank (Sonny) C. Nowak on September 10, 1949. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage until Frank's passing in 2010. Together they had four daughters. Her girls and their happiness meant everything to her. She was a wonderful mom and knew the importance of a well-balanced meal.

Marilyn enjoyed Scrabble, Jeopardy, reading, sewing, needlepoint, cross stitch, scrap booking, current events, and shopping. She loved coffee, Halloween, and owls. She had many life-long friendships. Mom will be remembered for being strong, honest, and responsible. She instilled these values in her four daughters. And…she was known for correcting people's grammar.

Marilyn is survived by her daughters Cheryl (Richard) Tietz; Joni (Dave Wegner) Nowak and their children Graham (Jennifer) Wegner and Brent (Lindsay Fischbach) Wegner; Sue (Jamie) Zemlock and their children Krystal (Bryan) Krug and Camren (girlfriend Shaina Carlson) Zemlock; Lori (Scott) Weyenberg and their daughter Brooke. She is further survived by her great grandchildren Kenley, Kolton, Benjamin, Scotland, and Charlotte, her sister Carol (Jim) Madge and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, her infant sister Dorothy Jean, her brother Leroy and his wife Florence Meinhardt, brother-in-law Jerry Callies and many other relatives.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Wichmann Funeral Home (537 North Superior Street, Appleton) beginning at 12:00 PM until time of memorial service at 1:00 PM.

Thank you to the staff at Willow Lane Assisted Living and Compassus Hospice for their compassionate care of our Mom.

As Mom always said, "Be Happy, Be Healthy and Be Good" and "Bye for Now."






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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2021.
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April 13, 2021
Grew up next door to marilyn and Frank and always wonderfull people ....unless I was playing drums...then Frank wasn't that wonderfull...lol.....so sorry to hear about her passing.. but as with frank and my father... she is happy, healthy and in a much better position to watch over us from above
Bob Rauen
Neighbor
April 13, 2021
Marilyn and Frank were our neighbors for over 30 years and we could not have been more blessed. It is so hard to loose a family member, especially a parent. Cheryl, Joan, Sue and Laurie my heart is with you and I will keep you in my prayers. Marilyn was a really nice person and she will be missed.
Mary Rauen
Friend
April 13, 2021
I grew up on Hoover Ave. in Appleton, and Marilyn was our neighbor the entire time. She was sincerely one of the sweetest and kindest people to be around. It's been many years since I've seen her due to moving, but she will certainly be missed. My condolences to her family!
Dave Rauen
Neighbor
April 9, 2021
Cheri, My sympathy to you on the passing of your Mom. I know the loss your are feeling as my Mom passed away six years ago. May your memories of your Mom comfort you and your sisters at this difficult time.
Cherie (Radichel) Krowas
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April 8, 2021
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April 7, 2021
My condolences to Marilyn’s loving family. What a WONDERFUL lady! I met Marilyn when she moved to Willow Lane where my Dad, Bob, had also resided until his death in March of 2020. While I visited Dad almost daily and volunteered as well, I also visited others, including Marilyn. I loved listening to her recount stories of her life and enjoyed doing activities with her. She especially enjoyed word games and trivia! I also treasure my time talking to her family as well, discovering that her grandson Camren was a former Kindergarten student of mine!
Marilyn lived passionately and loved deeply. She enriched our world and is now heaven’s newest angel. She will be sorely missed, Marilyn has left a wonderful legacy. God bless your family!
Kathy Damon
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April 7, 2021
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Carol and family
April 7, 2021
To the Zemlocks.You have our sympathies!!
Dick Raasch
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April 7, 2021
Cheryl sorry to read about your mothers passing. I could see how fond you were of her. May she RIP
Kristine Otis-Czaplicki
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