Richard Marek Jr.

Obituary of Richard F. Marek Jr.

RICHARD F. MAREK JR., 92 of  Jefferson, WI died peacefully surrounded by family at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center on Friday, May 24, 2024. 

He was born on January 29, 1932 son of Richard F. and Marie (Koehler) Marek, Sr. in the Town of Aztalan and graduated from Watertown High School in 1950.  He farmed with his brother before serving in the US Army during the Korean War.  On May 16, 1959 he married Shirley Windl and together they raised five sons. 

Richard worked for Rural Life Publishing and the Wisconsin Bell Telephone Company before retiring in November of 1994.  He later volunteered with the installation of the emergency Life Line system, helping elderly residents through the Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital. 

He enjoyed restoring Allis Chalmers tractors and gardening; especially pole beans and radishes.  He was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson. 

He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Jefferson; sons Kevin (Susan) Marek of Fort Atkinson, James Marek of Jefferson, Mark (Katherine) Marek of Jefferson, Alan (Christen) Marek of Johnson Creek; grandsons Corey (Katlyn) Lynd and Zephyr Marek; great-grandchildren, Cooper and Kinslee; niece Mary (Dennis Tande) Manering. 

Richard is predeceased by son Keith; sisters Helen (Victor) Eilenfeldt, Hilda (Fred) Bigler, Ruth (Robert) Manering, Sr. Cynthia Marek O.S.F. and brother, Joseph Marek. 

A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 10, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson. Visitation will be held at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. 

The family would like to give special thanks to Rainbow Hospice for their support and care for Richard. 

Online condolences may be made at www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com.  

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Sunday
9
June

Visitation

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, June 9, 2024
Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home
900 West Racine
Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States
920-674-3960
Monday
10
June

Visitation before Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday, June 10, 2024
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
324 East North Street
Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States
Monday
10
June

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, June 10, 2024
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
324 East North Street
Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States
Monday
10
June

Interment

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Monday, June 10, 2024
St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery
501 North Dewey Ave.
Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States
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