Obit: Weix, Marie V. (1914 - 2003)

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----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 06/03/2003

Weix, Marie V. (12 SEP 1914 - 30 MAY 2003)

Marie V. Weix, 88, a former Colby and Marshfield resident, died on Friday morning, May 30, 2003, at Kaseman Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church with her brother, the Rev. Michael G. Mertens, officiating. Suzanne Golden will be the organist for St. John's Church Funeral Choir. Interment will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Marie was born on Sept. 12, 1914, to Oscar and Katherine (Heidle) Mertens in Thorp, Clark County, Wis.. She was a graduate of Thorp High School in 1932 and a 1935 graduate of Saint Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in Marshfield. Marie also graduated in 1936 from a post-graduate course in obstetrics at Chicago Lying-In Hospital in Chicago.

She was married to Dr. Frank A. Weix on Sept. 1, 1938, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby. He died on May 28, 1997.

Marie worked as an obstetrical supervisor at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield from 1935 to 1940. She returned to the hospital in 1952 as head obstetrical supervising nurse until retiring in January 1981. The couple lived in Colby where her husband Frank was a dentist, mayor, city alderman and city assessor from 1938 until moving to Marshfield in 1970. She lived here until moving to Albuquerque in Aug. 2000.

She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, its Parish Council of Catholic Women, charter member of the Colby Ladies Auxiliary to the V.F.W., charter member of NAACOG (Nurses's Associa-tion of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecolo-gists) and a member of the National Catholic Society of Foresters.

Survivors include one son, Michael (Sue) Weix, Albuquerque, N.M.; three daughters, Constance (Gary) Lazachek, Snohomish, Wash., Phyllis Weix, Marshfield and Joceil (David) Sudmeier, Janesville; eight grandchildren, Dr. Patrick (Marian) Weix, Dallas, Todd Sudmeier, Janesville, Gwendolyn (Steve) Christensen, PE, Yakima, Wash., Deborah (Brian) Staples, Milwaukee, Jennifer Sudmeier, Hudson and Sally, Katie and Lisa Sudmeier, all of Janesville. Four great-grandchildren also survive. Four brothers, Bernard (MaryAnn) Mertens, Thorp, the Rev. Michael G. Mertens, La Crosse, Francis Mertens and Robert (Rosalie) Mertens, both of Thorp; five sisters Theresa Westberg, Eau Claire, Margaret Sloviak and Dolores Techmire both of Stanley, Marcella Nye, Rice Lake and Ruth Weix of Colby further survive.

Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, one brother, Hugo, and two sisters, Helen Koenig and Catherine Hauza.



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