Obituary: Marilynn Marjorie (Whitwell) Orthober

July 6, 1941 – March 31, 2024

Marilynn Marjorie Orthober, 82, of Carlsville, passed away at home on March 31, 2024. She was born July 6, 1941, in Canada to George and Myrtle (Grimes) Whitwell. On Oct. 1, 1960, she married Gary H. Orthober in Egg Harbor at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

For many years, she and her husband owned and operated a flooring business in Carlsville. Marilynn was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Jacksonport where she played the organ and sang for 40 years. She loved traveling, especially taking trips back to Canada. Marilynn was a great hostess who enjoyed entertaining and cooking for family and friends. She especially treasured the time she spent with family.

Survivors include her husband, three sons: Michael and Lorie Orthober and their children Joseph (Charlotte) Orthober [and their children Daniel and Natasha], Susan (Edward) Haen [and their daughter Holly]; Matthew (Michelle) Orthober and their children Andrew (Karen) Orthober [and their son Calvin], Chelsea (Adam) Edgerly [and their children Evan and Levi]; Mark and Karen Orthober and their children, Kyle (Denee) Orthober [and their children Brooklyn, Harrison, Henry, and Kinley], Kaleb (Noura) Orthober [and their children Azzahra and Kiaraana], Kollin (Brynn) Orthober [and their children, Kolton, Finley and Celyse].

She is also survived by her sister Helena Elson, brother-in-law Roger Orthober, and sister and brother-in-law Gail and Jim Antonissen. She was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law Carl and Marie Orthober, sister-in-law Mona Orthober, nephews, and many Canadian relatives.

A funeral mass will be conducted at 11 am at St. Michaels’s Church in Jacksonport on Tuesday April 9, 2024. Visitation will be from 2 – 6 pm on Monday April 8, at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and at the church on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Stella Maris Parish. On-line condolences may be offered at