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Marilyn R. Werla

April 18, 1932 - May 17, 2020
Racine, WI



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In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family have been suggested.

Life Story / Obituary


Marilyn Rose Werla, age 88, passed away Sunday May 17, 2020. Marilyn was born on April 18, 1932, daughter of the late Edward and Beatrice (nee: Clark) Trefren.

On April 21, 1951 she was was united in marriage to Raymond J Werla at Holy Rosary Church in Milwaukee, WI. They raised 14 children during their amazing 56 years of wedlock. Marilyn was a long standing member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and loved to sing in the choir. In later life Marilyn was employed as a LPN with Trinity Memorial Hospital for twelve years.

In addition to her parents Marilyn was preceded in death by: her husband Raymond, sons; John, Joseph, and Leonard, grandson Paul Kubert, siblings David, Donna, and James Trefren.

Marilyn will be dearly missed by 11 children: Theresa Cicero, Brian (April )Werla, Carl Werla, Joanne (Stanley) Neu, Jeanette Williams, William (Jeanne) Werla, Neil Werla, Daniel Werla, Timothy Werla, Catherine Talley, Julie (Marcus) Hagert; 19 grandchildren, Gina, Brian, Marisa, Kaila, Nathan, Alexander, Elizabeth, Samantha, Rebeccah, Christina, Natalie, Lucy, Laura, Jason, Stacey, Nichola, Kenneth Jr., Kimberly, and Savannah; great-grandchildren Nora and Louis; sisters: Betty Kost, Frances Neudigate, Delores Trefren, and too many more dear family members, and friends to mention.

A Memorial Mass celebrating the lives of Marilyn, her son Leonard and nephew, Christopher Jackson will be held, Friday , July 23, 2021, 12:00 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Ave with Rev. Ricardo Martin officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome to meet with the family for visitation, Friday 11:00 AM until time of Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family have been suggested.