Marion Marie Schalow, 96, of Wausau, went home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
She was born in the Town of Cassel to the late Otto and Lucy (Roever) Langenhahn on May 1, 1925. She married Richard Schalow on June 15, 1946. They were married 53 wonderful years. He preceded her in death in July 1999.
Throughout her life, Marion worked many jobs. She worked at Marathon Cheese and Marathon Rubber. Some of her favorite jobs were when she worked for the YMCA and YWCA where she cooked for many gatherings. For 29 years, she and Richard were the janitors for St. John Lutheran Church in the Town of Easton.
Cooking, gardening, and sewing were some of the things that Marion enjoyed doing. She loved to take pictures, being around people, and enjoyed her time working at the Wisconsin Valley Fair, where she would set up the booths for judging. Most important to Marion was her family and her faith. She was very active in her church, belonged to the Ladies Aid, Adult Fellowship, and Senior Club. She would look forward to hearing the word of God and taking her communion. We know now that she is rejoicing with all who went before her, and in the warm embrace of her Lord. To her family and friends, she was not only the family barber and beautician, she was very loving and caring and always looking out for them. She enjoyed talking with her friends on the phone and spending as much time as she could with her children and grandchildren. Her love and memory will live on in those who knew and loved her.
Marion is survived by her children, Wayne (Jane), Neal (Cindy), Sharon, and Bonnie Jean (Dr. Patrick) Morath; grandchildren, Ann (Sean) Powell, Corey (Jodi Kraucyk) Schalow, Lori (Wayne) Breitenfeldt, Patrick Morath Jr., and Lea Morath; great-grandchildren, Brett and Jenna Breitenfeldt, Bryce Schalow and Josh Powell; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Marion was preceded in death by her sister Delores Weber; and her brothers, Henry, and Allen Langenhahn; as well as their spouses.
Funeral services will take place at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 11, at St. John Lutheran Church, E10723 County Rd Z, Town of Easton. Pastor John Stransky will officiate. Visitation will take place from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday, May 10, 2021 and again from 10:00 AM until the time of services on Tuesday. All visitation to take place at the church. Burial will take place at the church cemetery. Family and friends are asked to go to www.helke.com to express online condolences and words of remembrance.