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Marian McMahon, 90, of Portage, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Marian was born May 28, 1928, to Thomas and Agnes Ramsay, in Caledonia Township. She was married to Robert McMahon of Portage in 1952, and they moved to Fond du Lac in 1967. She returned to Portage in 2005.

Marian loved life. She loved her family and friends deeply, but also derived great joy from cooking, gardening, travel and her favorite pastime, shopping. She dressed to the nines, but wouldn’t hesitate to kick off her shoes to cross the creek at Durward’s Glen or to pick fresh flowers or a ripe vegetable in her garden. Her laugh was contagious and her heart, bottomless.

Marian is survived by her children, Robert McMahon (Kyle) of Rhinelander, William McMahon (Lori) of Hartford, John McMahon of Fond du Lac, Lorraine McMahon-Meisinger of Baraboo, and Jane McMahon (Lisa) of Poynette. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Justin Meisinger of Phoenix, Arizona, Jessie Meisinger of Loveland, Colorado, Holly Meisinger of Baraboo, Kate Bressler Cutsforth (Tom) of Green Bay, Emily McMahon of Oconomowoc, Tim McMahon of Madison, Casey Malwitz (Adam) of Oakfield; as well as her great-granddaughter Linley Bressler-Cutsforth; and many dear nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sisters, Billie Utesch (Dale) of Tomah and Beth Hitchcock (Jim) of Rockville, Maryland.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert McMahon; her son-in-law, Philip Meisinger; and her siblings, Agnes James, Ronald Ramsay, Ellsworth “Tom” Ramsay, Margaret Ramsay and Doris Schleicher.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Caledonia Presbyterian Church on Highway 78. The memorial service will be at noon. A luncheon will follow at Caledonia Town Hall. Interment at Shanks Cemetery will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts in the name of Marian McMahon be directed to the Portage Public Library or Caledonia Presbyterian Church. Her family wishes to thank the staff at the Meadows and Oak Park Place for the loving care they provided to Marian in her final weeks.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette,, is assisting the family.


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