Marcia Wirkus

Obituary of Marcia Ellen Wirkus

Marcia E. Wirkus Age 87, of Edgar, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Copper Leaf Assisted Living in Marathon under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later time in Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edgar. Mrs. Wirkus will be laid to rest in Saint John’s Catholic Cemetery in Edgar. A date and time for the funeral Mass will be posted to this website as soon we have confirmation from her family. We are mindful of the on-going challenges coronavirus is presenting and encourage anyone planning on attending to consult the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Marcia was born on March 30, 1932 in Wausau, the daughter of Monroe and Olive (Fowles) Ross. She was a 1951 Graduate of Wausau East High School. After graduation, she was employed at Brushert Jewelers located in Wausau. On May 26, 1954, she was united in marriage to Willis B. Wirkus. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm until his passing in March 1990. She then worked at the Snack Shack in Edgar for ten years before retirement. She loved being a mom and grandmother and an aunt to all the nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed playing bingo and pente, drawing and the family trips they had taken out west. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edgar, where she belonged to Christian Mothers, Parish Council of Catholic Women and Our Lady of Lourdes group. Marcia is survived by five children: Paulette (Dale) Imhoff, Susan Wirkus (Patrick Palmer), Mary (Tim) Lenhard, Diane (Tom) Wirkus-Birch and Anthony (Rebecca) Wirkus; grandchildren: Lisa Lenhard, Jason Lenhard, Matthew (Ruth) Imhoff, Crystal Wirkus (Matthew Ferguson) and Tristan Wirkus; great-grandchildren: Preston Lenhard, Savanni Lenhard and Oliver Wirkus. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Willis; parents, Monroe and Olive Ross; stepfather Bill Borth; brothers, Norris (Wyleta) Ross and Oliver Ross; sister, Enola (Harold) Gaulke and three stepsisters, Katherine (Walter Lawrence), Lucile (Louie Stadler) and Virginia (Joe Wirkus). Special thanks to Aspirus Hospice and Copper Leaf Senior Living for all their care. Marcia’s arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Please visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share thoughts and condolences.
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