Obituary: Marilyn Hilda Anschutz

Marilyn Hilda Anschutz, 81, of Egg Harbor, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

She was born May 24, 1935 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Fred and Hilda (Stoeger) Vertz. Marilyn graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1953. She clerked at Milan’s office furniture, Witalisons Market, and then 30 years with Main Street Market in Egg Harbor.

On May 7, 1955, she married James Allen Anschutz in Egg Harbor. He preceded her in death on January 15, 1998.

Marilyn was a member of Stella Maris Parish-Egg Harbor site and past member of the Altar Society. She enjoyed attending and traveling to Door County League Baseball games, watching Milwaukee Brewer and Packer games, and playing cards with her family and friends. For many years she volunteered as a poll worker on voting day.

Her family includes four children, Dennis (Lynn), Allen (Izzy), Jeri Lou (Tom) Krauel, Jim (DeAnn); seven grandchildren, Lorn (Toni), Tami, Marcus (Alissa), Allen Jr., Christy, Krystal, Scott; five great-grandchildren, Cecelia, Makaila, Brynn, Levi, Hunter; brother-in-law, Wayne Werkhieser; two sisters-in-law, Agnes Anschutz and Betty Anschutz; and her dear friend, Marietta Tanck.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Hilda Vertz; husband, James Anschutz; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mercedes (Stanley) Williams, twin sister, Mary Lou Werkhieser; brother and sister-in-law, Cyril (Helen) Vertz.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Stella Maris Parish-Egg Harbor site with Fr. Anthony Birdsall as celebrant. She will be laid to rest in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, beside her husband, James.

Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Marilyn may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

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