Obituary: Marion H. Schlise

Dec. 31, 1914 – Nov. 6, 2019

Marion Hilda Schlise, 104, a lifelong resident of Sturgeon Bay, died at Whispering Heights CBRF.

She was born in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Winfred and Hilda (Zill) Johnson. Marion graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1932. On Nov. 30, 1933, she married Howard Leo Schlise. He died on Aug. 20, 2006.

Marion was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. She was a devoted wife and mother, as well as an excellent cook and baker. As a young woman, Marion created beautiful quilts and embroidery. She was known for her extensive strawberry memorabilia collection that she started in the early 1970s.

Marion is survived by her sister, Lois Gauger of West Bend; two children, Ronald (Marilynn) Schlise and Dr. Sally (Dr. Neil Fullan) Schlise, both of Sturgeon Bay; step-granddaughter, Amanda Fullan of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; step-grandson, Dr. Sean (Molly) Fullan of Mahomet, Illinois; two nieces and one nephew [and their families]; and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Winfred and Hilda Johnson; and her husband, Howard Schlise.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 am, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay, with Fr. Robert Stegmann as the celebrant. Marion will be laid to rest beside her husband, Howard, in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Friends may call on Friday, Nov. 15, 5-7 pm, at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, with the rosary to be prayed at 4:45 pm and a parish wake service to be held at 7 pm. Visitation will continue Nov. 16, 9:30-10:50 am, at the church.

Memorials may be given in her memory to St. Joseph Catholic Church or DOOR CANcer.

“We would like to thank the staff at Whispering Heights and Compassus Hospice for their compassionate care of our mother.”

Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Marion can be shared through her tribute page at


St. Joseph Catholic Church
526 Louisiana St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Tel: 920.743.2062

P.O. Box 423, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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