Marilyn Rose Demerath

Marilyn Rose Demerath

Female 1960 - 2020  (59 years)

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  • Name Marilyn Rose Demerath 
    Born 11 Oct 1960  Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Graduation 1979  Kimberly High School Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1848 Ship Descendant of an Immigrant on Maria Magdalena 
    Died 15 Apr 2020  Peoria, Maricopa Co, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Marilyn Rose (Demerath) Dietman

      Peoria, AZ - Marilyn passed away on April 15, 2020 in Peoria, AZ at the age of 59, due to congestive heart failure. She was a cancer survivor, being cancer free the past 10 years. Marilyn was strong in her faith and when told in her final days that her body was failing, she relayed her thoughts in peace. "Soon I will be having a New Birthday - passing into the arms of Our Lord!"

      Marilyn was born October 11, 1960 in Kaukauna, WI and grew up in Combined Locks, WI, the 6th of 8 children of Peter J. and Germaine (Jansen) Demerath. She went to Holy Name Catholic grade school and graduated in 1979 from Kimberly High School, Kimberly, WI. While growing up, Marilyn enjoyed Girl Scouts, singing in choirs, and spending time with family and friends at various cottages and campgrounds. She loved swimming and was like a fish in water!!

      Marilyn received 2 Associate Degrees in General Accounting and Data Processing at Fox Valley Technical Institute, Appleton, WI. While pursuing her degrees, she worked at PCA (Production Credit Associates) and waitressed at the Moasis Truck Stop. After graduating, Marilyn moved to Hudson, WI to start her career at Farm Credit Services in St. Paul, MN where she met her future husband Thomas A Dietman. Tom was a security guard at her workplace while he attended college. They married on May 24, 1985 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Parish (now Holy Spirit) in Kimberly, WI soon after he graduated. They would have celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary this year. In June 1985, Marilyn and Tom moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she worked for Valley National Bank of Arizona which became Bank One (now Chase Bank). For the past 20 years, Marilyn worked at State Farm in their State Farm Marina Heights office in Tempe. She was an Infrastructure Analyst before retiring on April 1, 2020 due to health issues.

      Marilyn and Tom loved their dogs. She considered them to be her 4-legged "children". Their pets were always a source of great comfort and joy. They also cherished their get-togethers with friends and family, including her Aunt Joan Gebert and the Gebert and Jansen cousins. Since Marilyn was a true Packers' fan and Tom was a true Vikings' fan, they celebrated with football parties, especially when the Packers rivaled the Vikings. They even held a "Divorce" party during one of the Packers vs. Vikings games - and a good time was had by all! They also enjoyed their time share vacations, especially in Ruidoso, NM.

      Music and singing were her true passions. For many years Marilyn sang in St Jerome's Catholic Church choir and at their Healing Masses. She was a great alto singer and with her beautiful voice, loved harmonizing with others. She also enjoyed scrapbooking, collecting lighthouses, and playing many number games, especially if statistics were involved. She cherished the many friends she met through work, her neighbors, and the church choir. We know a lot of you were always there for her. You were her Arizona family!

      Marilyn treasured family visits and especially loved going to Door County, WI in autumn to see the beautiful fall colors. During her visits, Marilyn saw as many family members as possible. She deeply loved them all!

      Marilyn is survived by her 7 siblings: Sharon (Leon) Zellner, New Franken WI; Debbie (Jim) Woroniecki, Dale WI; Ron (Diane) Demerath, Kaukauna WI; Dr. Bob (Susan) Demerath, East Amherst, NY; Denise (Steve Verstegen) Vanden Bosch, Appleton, WI; Ken (Gail) Demerath, Appleton WI; and Bill (Shelley Wilson) Demerath, Munith, MI. She is also survived by Tom's siblings: Raymond (Mary) Dietman, St. Paul MN; Jacquie (Dennis) Rae, Mesa AZ; and Lawrence (Janet) Dietman, Avondale AZ. She is further survived by her Godfather Uncle Leon Demerath, her Godchildren (nieces) Angela Boelk and Stacy Bamberg, numerous other nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

      Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Dietman (deceased March 30, 2020), her parents, her mother and father-in-law, John H. and Beverly (Langloy) Dietman, an infant brother-in-law Clifford J. Dietman, and an infant great-nephew. Also preceding her in death were her Godmother Aunt Rosalee Demerath, many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends (especially Bea) and some of their 4 legged "children".

      A joint Celebration of Life for Marilyn and Tom, at St. Jerome's Roman Catholic Church, Phoenix, AZ and at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Combined Locks, WI, will be announced at a later date due to the current community health concerns and restrictions. Marilyn and Tom will be laid to rest in St Paul's Cemetery per their wishes.

      In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

      We would like to thank all family, friends, and health care providers who were there for Marilyn, especially during this past year when she was going through so much. You will always be in our prayers.

      WE LOVE YOU MARILYN!

      Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from May 18 to May 24, 2020
    Person ID I81768  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 23 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Peter Joseph Demerath,   b. 29 May 1929, Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 2010, Darboy, Calumet Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Germaine Jansen,   b. 24 Jul 1929,   d. 26 Mar 2020, Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1950  St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F31882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Anthony Dietman,   b. 25 Jun 1962,   d. 30 Mar 2020, Peoria, Maricopa Co, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 24 May 1985  Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F31896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Oct 1960 - Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - 1979 - Kimberly High School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 May 1985 - Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Apr 2020 - Peoria, Maricopa Co, Arizona Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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