Marilyn J. (Riemert) ReissJune 22, 1930 ~ January 17, 2018 (age 87)
Marilyn J. Reiss, 87, of Plymouth, passed away on Wednesday evening, January 17, 2018 at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility with her loving family beside her.
Marilyn was born on June 22, 1930 in Menno, South Dakota a daughter to the late John and Renata (Weight) Riemert. As a teenager she moved with her family to Port Washington where she attended high school. On February 16, 1952 she was united in marriage to George Reiss at St. John Lutheran Church in Port Washington. He preceded her in death on November 15, 1989. Marilyn was an upholsterer with Port Washington Chair Co and also managed the Silver Moon Springs Trout Farm. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed babysitting in her home for many children. Marilyn worked at the Plymouth Stock Car Races and the Sheboygan County Fair where she could always be found at Stand #1.
As a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth she volunteered her time in several capacities.
Marilyn is survived by her children, Carol (LeRoy) Kramer, Brenda ( Dave) Mohs, Judy (Paul) Payne, all of Plymouth, Mark (Tina) Reiss of Hingham, Gary “BI” (Deb) Reiss, Renata (Rick) Rammer both of Plymouth, Sara (Dennis) Behr of Greenbush, Steven Reiss and Mary Jo (Peter) Kreutz, both of Plymouth; grandchildren, Karla (Chris) Gerend, Randy (Jacque) Kramer, Mandy (Zach) Scharenbroch, Andrew Payne (special friend, Missy) , Kimberly (Isaac) Preder, Joshua Jezeski, Kyle (Kristin) Reiss, Jennifer Jezeski, Jacob (Aurora) Jezeski, Caitlin Smith (friend, Dylan), Gary Daily and Nicole (Terry) Grimm; great grandchildren, Duncan, Judson, Alyssa, Morgan, Caden, Aubree, Greyson, Preston, Harrison, Benjamin, Max and Amelia; a great great grandchild expected to be born in May; her brother, Ellison “Butch” (Agnes) Riemert of Port Washington; her brothers-in-law, Gerald “Bud” Heinen of Port Washington and Dale Bruening of Grafton. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends further survive. Along with her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a grandson-in-law, Timothy Hoffmann, her father and mother-in-law, Benno and Dorothea (Becher) Reiss, her brothers and a sister-in-law, Donald Riemert, Bernhardt Riemert and Eli (Rosie) Riemert; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Elaine Riemert, Phyllis (Oliver) Perry, Hildegarde Weymouth, Naomi (Gerald) Paulson, Lucille Bruening, Maxine Heinen and Cornelia (Thomas) Kauth; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law,Henry (LaVerne) Reiss, Sr., Earl (Lorraine) Reiss, Vernetta (Ardean) Allwardt and Marie (Jacob) Schaap.
A funeral service for Marilyn will be held 4:30 PM, Sunday, January 21 at St. John Lutheran Church with Rev. Nathan Meador, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbush Cemetery. Family and friends may gather at the church, 222 Stafford St., Plymouth on Sunday from 1:30 PM until the time of service at 4:30 PM.
A memorial fund has been established in Marilyn’s name.
Marilyn’s family would like to extend their gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the special angels at Rocky Knoll along with Compassus Hospice. They would like to further thank the many family and friends that visited her during her stay at Rocky Knoll.