George W. Marx

George W. Marx

George W. Marx, age 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Agrace surrounded by his family. He was born on August 12, 1923 in Marxville, WI, the son of John and Mary (Statz) Marx.

George was united in marriage on June 17, 1947 to Elizabeth (Betty) Ripp and she preceded him in death on Dec 21, 1995. Together they farmed on the original Marx homestead where he was born and where they raised their seven children. After retirement George and Betty built a house in Middleton, but the love of farming always called him back to the farm to lend a hand or to climb on a four wheeler to check on the crops. George’s greatest love was for his children and his williness to always be there for us. We will be forever grateful for his kindness and generosity.

He is survived by his children, Arleen Breunig; Ileen (Mike) Schwarz; Ron Marx; Diane (Tom) Alt; and Sandy (Paul) Hellenbrand; son-in-law’s Carl (Kathy) Wackerle and Keith Breunig; 17 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. George is also survived by his sisters, Laura Theis, Loretta Zander and Irene Keller in addition to his in-laws Cyril (Irene) Ripp; Aggie Ganser; George (Donna) Ripp; Ann Woodbury; John Ripp and many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife Betty; daughters Jane Wackerle and Cindy Breunig; son-in-law Larry Breunig and daughter-in-law Judy Marx. In addition, he was preceded in death by his brother John (Jeanette) Marx and sister Rose (Ray) Acker; in-laws Matt Theis; James Zander; Roman Keller; Marie (Leo) Pertzborn; Sally (George) Miller; Viola (Don) Mabis; Clarence Ganser and Don Woodburn.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sat. July 8, 2017 at St. Martins Catholic Church, 5959 St Martin Circle in Martinsville. Msgr James Gunn will officiate. A visitation will be held at the Winn- Cress Funeral Home 5785 Hwy Q Waunakee on Friday July 7, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friends may also call at the church on Sat from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.

Dad, Thanks for teaching us to be strong and to find ways to laugh even during the most difficult times. Love always, and may you Rest in Peace!