Marilyn Rae Kesselhon
1944 - 2021
French Funerals & Cremations - Westside
9300 Golf Course Road
Albuquerque, NM
Marilyn Rae Kesselhon (nee Diericks), 77, beloved mother of Michele, passed away on September 7, 2021, in Albuquerque, NM, with her daughter at her side . She entered this world on January 8, 1944, in Waunakee, WI, born to Raymond and Bernadette Diericks.

Preceded in death by her parents, Marilyn is survived by her daughter Michele Kesselhon of Albuquerque, brothers Kenneth Diericks (Sharon) of Waunakee, WI, and David Diericks (Sue) of Tucson, AZ; sister Marianne Diericks of Woodbury, MN; nieces Kim (Mark) Pilgrim, Lynnette Diericks, Jennifer Diericks Larson (Chris); nephew Brian Diericks (Erin), and great nieces Elliana and Ashlyn Larson and Lucille, Estelle, Evelyn, and Mabel Diericks.

While traveling in Arizona and New Mexico she fell in love with the landscape, art and culture of the Southwest. She moved to Albuquerque in 2012, after retiring from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she worked for 31 years. Joined there by Michele, they enjoyed arts and crafts fairs, the railyards market, festivals, and local cuisine, often accompanied by their cherished corgis, Minnie, or Millie.

Michele would like to thank her mother's care team at Kaseman Hospital Hospice who provided comfort and great care during Marilyn's final days.
Published by French Funerals & Cremations - Westside on Sep. 14, 2021.
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Rest In peace Marilyn. Thanks for all the help you provided to me at the department. It was always fun to talk to you.
Anastasios Tsonis
September 17, 2021
She was a grand lady, and helped me out of so many scrapes with the UWM administration. After my retirement my wife and I enjoyed keeping in contact with her via Facebook.
Eric Key
September 17, 2021
Dear Marilyn, Rest in Peace, will never forget your kindness, wit and humor and all the support you gave me for nearly 25 years!
Yajni W
September 15, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief, and find comfort from knowing that God draws close to the broken-hearted.
T. D.
September 15, 2021
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