Monday, February 18, 2013

Still Can't Believe It...I Love You Mom!!

Marilyn A. Boldt
September 27, 1934 - February 17, 2013
Marilyn Boldt, of Port Washington, passed away
unexpectedly on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at
Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. She was 78
years old. Marilyn was born in Milwaukee on
September 27, 1934, daughter of Elmer Runge
and Olive Wagner Runge. She attended school
in Milwaukee, graduating from North Division
High School in 1952. On May 15, 1954 she
married Kenneth Boldt at Memorial Lutheran
Church in Milwaukee. In the early 60's, the
couple moved their family to Port Washington.
 Marilyn worked in the diet/kitchen for 
St. Alphonsus and then for Columbia St. Mary's
Hospitals for over 30 years, retiring in 1995.
Marilyn was a member of St. John's Lutheran 
Church in Port Washington. She enjoyed spending
time at the family cottage in Winneconne. Her
favorite cottage activities were visiting with family on
the back screen porch and "kerplunking" (fishing) in
the channel. Marilyn loved being a mom and following
the antics of her children and grandchildren. Upon
her retirement, she started working with her grandson
Sam, who has special needs, helping him to achieve his
full potential. She will always be his biggest cheerleader. 
Marilyn is survived by her husband Kenneth of Port

Washington, four children: Wendy Boldt of Port 
Washington, Steven (Martha) Boldt of De Pere, 
David Boldt of Port Washington and Susan (Jeff) Mayer
of Grafton. She is further survived by seven
grandchildren: Katie and Jeremy Unti, Christopher and
Kyle Boldt, and Benjamin, Danielle and Sam Mayer,
two great-grandchildren Ayden and Mia, two sisters
Carol (the late Jack) Thaney and Sandy (Frank) Neils 
both of Neenah, one sister-in-law Barb Runge of Texas,
nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She is
preceded in death by her parents and her brother John Runge.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 22nd at

7 PM at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand
Ave in Port Washington with Pastor John Klieve officiating.
Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home from 5-7 PM 
on the 22nd. The Eernisse Funeral Home is honored to serve
the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to St. John's
Lutheran Church in Port Washington. Online condolences may
be left at


  1. She was a beautiful woman, both inside and out. Thank you for sharing. Praying for you all.

    (I noticed the cabin in Winneconne. I live in Winneconne! I have 2 adopted boys w/ Ds and would love to meet you sometime.)

  2. This is NOT FAIR. We both know life isn't fair, but still.