Marion J. Steinmetz, 83, of Rhinelander, died on Aug. 29, 2012, at Friendly Village. She was born on May 6, 1929, in Rhinelander, to Hubert and Whilhelmena (Gorichs) Cook.
She is survived by her six daughters, Phyllis (Terry) Helgeson of Rhinelander, Linda (Patrick) Fochs of Schofield, Mary (Grant) Johnson of Minocqua, Sharon Brooks and Janette (Patrick) Cleveland, both of Rhinelander and Carrie Steinmetz of Grafton; four sons, Alan (Karen) Steinmetz, Michael Steinmetz and Jeffrey Steinmetz, all of Rhinelander, and Peter Steinmetz III of Billings, Mont., 32 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, her sister Lois Koshak, brother Eugene (Pat) Cook, and her sister in law Pat Cook, all of Rhinelander. She was preceded by her parents; a son James; two infant daughters; two great granddaughters, sisters Eunice and Phyllis; and brothers Douglas and Dwayne.
Marion had owned and operated the Kozy Korner for a number of years and was known as “Maude” with the great hamburgers. Her real love however was children. Marion offered child care to many over the years and also served as an emergency shelter for those children in need. She loved her church, family, cooking/baking and gardening, the Green Bay Packers and watching baseball, pretty much in that order. She was a longtime member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Family was everything to Marion.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m., at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.
(Carlson Funeral Home)