Obituary: Marilyn Mae Fuerstenberg, 81 (UPDATED)

Marilyn Mae Fuerstenberg, 81 of Whitewater, WI., passed away on June 27, 2024, at Agrace Hospice in Janesville, WI. Marilyn was born May 27, 1943, in Geneva Township, to Raymond and Doris Kilpin. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, her two younger brothers, Mike and Donny Kilpin.

Marilyn married William (Bill) Fuerstenberg on September 21, 1963. Bill and Marilyn lived in Whitewater. Together they raised three children, taking the family on yearly vacations and camping trips throughout the years.

Marilyn worked for Walworth County Health and Social Services as a Child Protection Social Worker. She dedicated 25 years to helping children in Walworth County. She felt a sense of love for the children she was able to help, keeping in contact with some of them long after retiring. Creativity has always been a huge part of her life. She started with oil painting and then watercolor painting. She also loved to bake, especially getting together with her daughter and grandchildren to bake cookies and pies for the holidays. Marilyn enjoyed her time in the Jr. Women’s and the Jayceettes where she found her lifelong friends, Jean Bergey and Kathy Haney. She loved helping to organize her class reunions and remained close friends with many classmates.

She is survived by her husband Bill, sons: Dan (Debbie), Brian (Cheri) and daughter, Sharyl (Tom), Grandchildren: Andrew (Melissa), Tyler, Kaytie and Alyssa. Great-grandchildren, Hailey, Adler, Riggs and Reigna.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Agrace Hospice in Janesville for the exceptional care they provided.

Honoring Marilyn’s wishes, there will not be a funeral at this time. A celebration of life will be held at The Cravath Lakefront Community building August 4th, from 1:30 to 3:30.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her honor to Agrace Hospice in Janesville.

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