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Marianne Else MacDonald

January 6, 1937 July 23, 2020
Marianne Else MacDonald
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Obituary for Marianne Else MacDonald

Marianne ( Ketelsen ) MacDonald , 83, formerly of West Bend, WI and recently of Rhinelander, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

Marianne was born on January 6th, 1937, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Anneliese (Hannemann) and Carsten P. Ketelsen. On November 27, 1954, she was united in marriage to Stanley H. Macdonald, Jr. in Milwaukee.

Marianne was active in her church as a Sunday School teacher, pianist, and vocal soloist. She was an accomplished mother, wife and homemaker for many years. She raised her three children, supported her husband's career as a master electrician, endured the construction of two homesteads in her early married life, enjoyed traveling in the early years in a pickup camper and graduated to a 28' motorhome that was cared for by her extremely handy electrician husband. She enjoyed preparing sumptuous holiday meals for her entire family. As her children entered school she worked in customer service for the Miracle Maid division of the West Bend Company.

She enjoyed the company of her Red Hat Society friends and being a Grandmother in her senior years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed Memories Dinner Theater and the Fireside Restaurant. She enjoyed traveling with her senior friend group from the West Bend Company

Those Marianne leaves behind to cherish her memory include her two daughters, Kathy (Jeff) Valind of Sheboygan and Sherry (Randy) Fechter of Harshaw; 10 grandchildren, Joseph (Jessica) Valind of West Bend, Anneliese McDowell of Sheboygan, Alison (Billy) Brown of Nashville, TN, Nicholas Valind of West Bend, Gabriel Valind, Timothy Valind, Olivia Valind, and Emma Valind all of Sheboygan, Melissa Mason of Tomahawk, and Elizabeth Merida of Appleton; 15 great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Madelyn, Leah, Aaron Valind, Lydia, Grace, Caleb, Ava, Sophia McDowell, Charlotte Brown, Grayson Valind, Aliannah, Asavari, Ariella, and Ozias Mason; two sisters-in-law, Carol (Bill) Jach ; Paula MacDonald: other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Marrianne was preceded in death by her son, Stanley A. MacDonald and a great-granddaughter, Samantha McDowell, a Sister, Arlene (Ketelsen) Burghardt, her husband, Stanley H. MacDonald, Jr., and her brother-in-law, Dick Macdonald.

In lieu of flowers please make monetary gifts to Marianne's Church, Northwoods Vineyard Church, Tomahawk, WI.

Due to Covid19 no formal memorial service will be held for Marrianne at this time. Marianne's family would love to read your memories and comments posted on the funeral home's website. Additional information and guest book may be found at The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) has been entrusted with Mariannes arrangements.


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