Johanna "Janet" E. Marr, age 82, Wittenberg, died Sunday, July 11, 2010 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau.
She was born March 12, 1928 in Eland, the daughter of the late Leo and Martha (Sinski) Rogalla. On September 12, 1947, Johanna was united in marriage to George Marr in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on February 12, 1998.
The couple lived in Virginia and Milwaukee until 1969 when they purchased Club 49, Galloway which they operated until the mid 1970's. Johanna then worked at Hatley Veneer. Later, Johanna made a difference in the lives of many children in the Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District where she worked as a Foster Grandparent for over twenty years, retiring in January 2009. She was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galloway and a current member of Holy Family-St. William Catholic Church, Wittenberg. Johanna will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor entertaining us well into her final days. She touched many people in her life and her memory will live on in their hearts. Johanna was a faithful Milwaukee Brewers fan. Hobbies included puzzles, reading, journaling, bird watching, traveling, which included many trips to Virginia for family reunions and shopping her way through many states. Johanna will be most remembered enjoying time spent with family and friends. Johanna was a very patriotic woman; she was honored to cast her vote in elections. In the past Johanna worked on Election Day handling voter registration. She was a member of the Elderon Memorial Post #8068 VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include her children; Billy (Terri) Marr, Phoenix, AZ, Leo Capperino, Baraboo,WI, Sandy (Al) Holewinski, Benton, Arkansas and Darlene (Al) Boldt, Rib Mountain, WI, daughter-in-law; Martha Fullmer, Grand Chute, WI, 13 grandchildren; Colin Marr, Austin Marr, Christina (Brad) Hook, Joanna (Dan) Wangerin, Melinda Capperino, Amanda Fullmer, David (Pam) Fullmer, Phil Holewinski, Jon Holewinski, Luke Lorbiecki, Nik Marr, Kiana Marr, Andrew Boldt, 3 great-grandchildren; Peter Wangerin, Lauren Wangerin and Madeline Hook, two close friends; Grace Lausier and Deb Shafranski, brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Janet was preceded in death by a son; Greg, brother; Peter, sisters; Florence Clifford, Ethel Weller, Violet Rogalla, Evelyn Capperino and Esther Nehring.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Holy Family-St. William Catholic Church, Wittenberg. Rev. Patrick Lloyd will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Rest Cemetery, Elderon. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday at Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg and again on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of services at the church. There will be a parish wake service on Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm at the funeral home. The family guest book and condolences are available at schmidtschulta.com.