Obit: Engelthaler, Marian B. (1926 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Engelthaler, Salzer, Burns, Lauer, Retallack, Williams

----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co, WI) 4/10/2014

Engelthaler, Marian B. (26 December 1926 - 3 April 2014)

Marian B. Engelthaler, 87, of Hatfield and formerly of the Chicago area and Winter Haven, FL, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, in the Family Heritage Care Center in Black River Falls.

Marian was born in Chicago Dec. 26, 1926, to Joseph and Marie (Salzer) Burns. She was raised in Chicago and married Robert W. Engelthaler. Following their marriage, the couple resided in the Chicago area. They spent their winters in Winter Haven, FL, for 10 years and moved to the Hatfield area of Clark County in 1996.

Marian was employed as a cosmetician at Lindeman’s Drug Store in Deerfield, IL and at the Crossroad’s Drug Store in Highland Park, IL. She enjoyed music and sang in a chorus in Florida. She was also involved in amateur theater. She was also her daughter Marilynn’s primary baseball coach.

Surviving are her husband, Robert “Bob” Engelthaler; one son, James Laure, Chicago, IL; one daughter, Marilynn (William G.) Retallack, Mesa AZ; one step-son, Mark R. (Lesa) Engelthaler, Garland TX; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert; two sisters, Marjorie and Martha; and a grandson, Samuel.

There will be no funeral service or visitation. Burial will be at a later date in the Hatfield Cemetery, in the Town of Adams, Jackson County.

Memorials may be given to either St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN, or to the Family Heritage Care Center, Black River Falls.

Torgerson’s Funeral Home (715-284-4321) of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to



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