Marion L. Jayne, 79, Fox Lake, died peacefully Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 26, at 11 a.m. at Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home in Fox Lake, with Chaplain Dennis Richards officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, town of Trenton, Dodge County. Relatives and friends may call on the family at the funeral home Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. A luncheon will be served at the American Legion in Fox Lake following the committal service.
Marion was born at home in Milwaukee July 18, 1938, the daughter of John and Rose (Schneider) Holak. She was raised in Milwaukee and graduated from South Division High School in 1956. Following high school, she was employed with JC Penney, and over the decades she gained employment with them three times. Marion was united in marriage to John “Jack” Jayne in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together they moved to Antigo, Wisconsin, in 1968. In 1973 they moved to the Dodge County area and in 1981 they moved to the city of Fox Lake. She retired from JC Penney in 1987. Marion was well known for her gigantic vegetable gardens, crocheting, knitting, baking, cooking, freezing and canning everything that came out of her garden. Many will remember Marion as the most dedicated Packers fan, a hostess to many spanferkel parties at their home, a Quad City women’s softball fan with perfect attendance and an honoree as the 2002 Fox Lake St. Patrick’s Day parade marshal. Marion was also a member of Robert W. Ginther American Legion Auxiliary Unit 521 of Fox Lake and past member of Fox Lake St. Patrick’s Day parade committee, where she volunteered as secretary for many years.
Marion is survived by her sister, Beverly (Bob) Kazcowski of Georgia; her uncle, Robert Schneider of Sun City West, Arizona; her children, Cheryl Stiemann of Beaver Dam, Brenda (Byron) Owens of Winchester, Virginia, and John Jayne of Madison; her four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; along with her friends.
Marion was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Jack on Feb. 3, 1994.
Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home in Fox Lake is serving the family. For more information, visit kratzfh.com.