Marion Kells, 91, New London, formerly of Appleton, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 gently and peacefully at her home with her family by her side. Marion was born on May 21, 1923 in Brussels, Wisconsin to Frank and Victoria (Bero) Englebert. She married Victor Kells on February 12, 1942 and they had six daughters and one son. They lived in Appleton most of their lives. Victor preceded her in death in 1998.
In 2005 she moved to New London to live with her daughter Janet and her family. They always told Mom that this was her home too. Jesus claimed his angel after a long life of giving to her family and others.
She was a mother who sacrificed everything for her children. She loved them unconditionally and taught us to do the same. That's what she was happy doing.
She will be remembered by all, for her love of her children and friends and her love for God. She will be truly missed by her family and everyone who knew her. Each and every one of us has been blessed by her generosity and her memory will live in our hearts forever.
Our mom loved gardening, cooking, friends, and above all her family. She worked at Norge Laundromat where she enjoyed the co-workers and customers. Marion was also a Packers, Badgers and Brewers fan and was always up to playing cards with anyone who asked. She belonged to a card club which she very much enjoyed. She also liked Wheel of Fortune, sewing, and reading the newspaper. Marion always had a good sense of humor and the prettiest smile right to the end.
Marion is survived by her children; Sandy (Stan) Woldt, Kris (Jim) Oates, Cindy (Al) Roskom, Nancy (Rick) Paris, Joe Kells, and Janet (Doug) Bauer, grandchildren; Gregg (Linda) Woldt, Jeff (Maureen) Woldt, Marcia Woldt, Ken (Diane) Woldt, Scott Woldt, Jess (Amanda) Merten, Sam Merten, Ben Merten, Lindsay Paris, Alex Kells, Michael Bauer, Jennifer Bauer, Bryan (Staci) Roskom, Tammy (Kraig) Kasten, John(Brenda) Roskom, and Jeremy (Jeanette) Roskom, 17 great grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchild. She is further survived by one brother Milton Englebert, and two sisters; Lorraine Sargin and Doris (John) Hils, sisters-in-law, Mildred Berg and Mona Kelpinski, and a good friend, Alice Steffens. Marion was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter Denise Zastrow, brothers; Richard Englebert, Cliff Englebert and her twin brother Marvin Englebert and her sister, Beatrice Terrien, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Eunice Englebert, Jean Englebert, Lial Englebert, Florence Englebert, Milly Englebert, Harold Terrien, Orville Kelpinski, Jerry Berg and special friends; Betty Fritch and John Steffens.
The funeral liturgy will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM at ST MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 S. State St., Appleton. A time of visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. Internment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. The family would like to thank Janet's husband Doug and their children Michael and Jennifer for lovingly accepting our Mom into their home. Also a thank you to Cindy for the many, many times she helped Janet. She made many sacrifices as she was always more than happy to help. Also a thank you to Cindy's husband Al for understanding when she needed to help with Mom which she did frequently. The family also wishes to thank Tonya, Lori, Pat and all the others from Heartland Hospice for always being there for us with their compassion and understanding during our most difficult time.
Mom, Grandma, Having you living here with us was a blessing and a joy. We are so lucky to have you in our home for ten years. We will cherish all the memories forever and miss you terribly, Love,
Janet, Doug, Michael and Jennifer
Mom, you are one of the best things that happened to us, you were the best Mom and mother-in-law we could ask for. We were so lucky to be able to visit you at Janet's house instead of a nursing home. You will be loved and missed always, love
Cindy and Al
The Lord is loving on you now mother, how happy he must be to have you in heaven. We are grateful for your faith in the Lord as it was your loving companion throughout life and a blessing for all of us who love you. We will miss you every day,
Kris, Jim and family
Mom, you were a wonderful mom. We'll miss you very much. Till we meet again. We love you,
Sandy and Stan
Thanks to a mom who always put family first. She supported us in all our travels, even to the ones so far away. We miss her so much.
Rick and Nancy