Marilyn Marklein Obituary (1928 – 2022) – Qswego, IL

Marilyn Suzanne Marklein
Born: September 8, 1928 in Oswego, IL
Died: February 8, 2022 in Oswego, Illinois
Marilyn Suzanne Marklein, 93, of Oswego, Illinois passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at the Oswego Reservation. She was born September 8, 1928 in Oswego, Illinois, the daughter of Jeffery and Margaret née Davis Rogerson.
Marilyn attended Little White School, Red Brick School and graduated from Oswego High School in 1946, and Gregg Business College in Chicago. She was employed as a legal secretary in Aurora, IL, for 25 years beginning with John S. Petersen (Judge) and Zalmon Goldsmith, later known as the firm of Goldsmith, Dyer, Thelin, Schiller & Dickson, and was Attorney Goldsmith’s secretary. . Marilyn was a member of the Oswego Presbyterian Church, joined in 1940 and served her church in many ways throughout her life. She has served as a deacon, ordained elder and session clerk. She was a life member of the Oswego Heritage Association (Little White School) serving first as secretary from 1975 to 1985. She enjoyed fundraising events to benefit the building’s renovation, co-chairing a show antiques, a quilt room and a toy room. She was also a member of the Republican Women of Kendall County, former precinct committee member, fundraising events and political mailings. She has served as Past President of the Oswego Women’s Civic Club, Girl Scout Leader, volunteer work at Ferme de Lyon, and activities at Ferme Dickson-Murst. She opened her first antique store in 1976 in Oswego and exhibited and collected for many years. She loved planting and caring for her flowers. In 1993, Marilyn and her husband built a house in Florida and enjoyed living there until 2002, returning to Illinois to be closer to their family.
She is survived by her daughter Jane (Ken) Wolf; she loved being a grandmother to Troy (Renae Lawson) Wolf and Trent Wolf; and had a close relationship with many loving nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law Joy Rogerson and Pat (Freeman) Rogerson, brother-in-law Robert (Mona) Marklein, special friend Reta Bohn, Chaplin Joe Newton of Angels Grace Hospice and his late Mizuno therapy dog.
A special thank you to the Oswego Preserve for all of their wonderful care and love for so many years. Many thanks to Angels Grace Hospice for making this trip peaceful.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Fred in 2008; granddaughter Jill Ann in 1956; his sister Jeanne Carlton and his brothers Robert “Jeff” Rogerson and David Rogerson.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, February 18, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at Oswego Presbyterian Church, 1976 IL Rt. 25, Oswego, IL 60543. The private burial of the ballot box will take place in the spring. Memorials may be made at Little White School, PO Box 23, Oswego, IL, or Oswego Presbyterian Church, 1976 IL Rt. 25, Oswego, IL or Angels Grace Hospice, 440 Quadrangle Drive, G., Bolingbrook, IL 60440. Arrangements entrusted to DUNN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME with CREMATORY, 1801 S. Douglas Road, Oswego, IL 60543. For information: 630/554-3888 or

Posted by Kendall County Now on February 17, 2022.


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