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Marlene J. West

1937 - 2008

Watertown Daily Times, 10 22 2008


Marlene J. West, 71, of Watertown, was released to her heavenly father at Angel's Grace Hospice on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008.


Marlene was born on June 21, 1937, in Milwaukee, to the Staedter family.  She graduated from Lone Rock High School and worked at Watertown Box Factory and then in commercial art at APV Crepaco in Lake Mills.


On Dec. 21, 1968, she married Donald West.  She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Watertown Boat Club.  Marlene enjoyed her artistic talents and was most recently the illustrator of a keyboarding tutorial book for children.  She also liked to read, swim, walk, boat, do crafting, bird watch and most of all, spend time with family, friends and beloved pets.


Survivors include her husband, Donald; brothers, Robert (Holly) Staedter of Mukwonago, Ronald (Karen) Staedter of Mukwonago and Randy (Jill) Staedter of Nekoosa; sisters, Marlys Cornelious of Oregon state and Marsha (John) Pagel of Sullivan; sisters-in-law, Marjorie (Donald) Reichardt of Watertown, Sharon Moore of Richland Center and Catherine Staedter of Mukwonago; and a brother-in-law, Richard (Kathryn) West of Delavan.  She is beloved by all and is a very special aunt to her 29 nieces and nephews, Brian, David, Randy and Jennifer Moore; Richard, Debra, Ted and Steven Staedter; Wendy, Scott and Kurt Staedter; Tracy, Kirk, and Travis Staedter; Sue, Lea and Todd Reichardt; Andrew and Aaron West; James F. West; Lynn, David and Lisa Wendorf; Nanette, Gwen and Becky Staedter; Martin, Amy and Jennifer Wiedenhoeft, and their spouses, and 34 great-nieces and -nephews.


Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, mother Katherine Moore; brothers, Richard Staedter and Richard Moore; a sister, Marilyn Bliess; and a brother-in-law, James P. West.


A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Brian Wilk celebrating.  Burial will be in St. Henry Cemetery.


Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church.


Memorials to St. Henry School or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.


The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Angel's Grace Hospice.


Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service 500 Welsh Road Watertown