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OBITUARY: Marlene A. (Kocian) Schultz

Marlene A. (Kocian) Schultz, 80, Greenleaf, after suffering a stroke, joined her heavenly family on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, with many friends and family at her side.

She was born April 25, 1937, in the Town of Morrison, to the late Victor & Evelyn (Senkbeil) Kocian. She attended Wayside Schools and graduated Reedsville High School with the Class of 1955. Marlene was a life-long member of Wayside Zion Lutheran Church, confirming her faith in the Lord in 1951.

She married the love of her life, Arthur Jr. on July 20, 1957, enjoying 54 loving years together. She worked at Mirro Aluminum Goods. Then, together with Jr., they ran the Schultz Century farm.

While raising their family, they enjoyed bowling and numerous vacations with friends and family. She especially cherished her times with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marlene was known for baking kolaches, horns, and many other treats.

She enjoyed her card clubs and Wednesday morning bible study as well as assisting for the monthly senior day at Parkview Estates. She also spent many years volunteering at Bethesda Thrift Store and was a member of Zion Ladies Aid.

Survivors include her daughter Colleen and husband Rick Magley, her daughter-in-law Marcia (fiancée Randy Wolfe) her very special grandchildren Nathan (Mary) Magley, Staci (Caleb) Hoffarth, Tiffany (Eric) Haldiman, Christin Magley (fiancée Michael Lensmire), Brandon Magley, Taylor Schultz (special friend Taylor Kaderabek), and Travis Schultz; great-grandchildren, McKenzie and Morgan Magley, Aubrie Schultz and Cody Haldiman. Three brothers; Ronald (Beverly) Kocian, Elroy (Gloria) Kocian, William (Valerie) Kocian and one sister Judith (William) Decker, her aunt and uncle Erna and Virgil Kocian, sisters and brother-in-law Esther Nohr, Lauraine Bruss, Marvin and Kathy Behnke, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Marlene was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jr, their children Danny, Jane, Luanne and David; grandchildren Tanya and Jarod Magley, mother-in-law and father-in-law Margaret (Plautz) and Arthur Sr., sisters and brothers-in-law Donald Kvitek, Harold and Bernice Schultz, Rupert and Dorothy Kamke, Norman Nohr, Ray and Eleanor Fieck, Gilbert and Elda Schultz, Cecelia Behnke, Edward and Gertrude Pagel, Harold and Florence Allen and Gil Bruss.

Friends may call from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Wayside Zion Lutheran Church, 8378 Cty Rd W, Greenleaf, WI and after 9:00 a.m. on Monday until the time of service. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Austen Welter officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

A special thank you to the emergency services and Bellin Hospital staff for your care and kindness and to Pastor Austen Welter for his visits and prayers.

In Lieu of flowers a fund has been established in Marlene’s name to Zion Lutheran School.

Nickel Funeral Home, Morrison, is assisting the family.


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