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Marlene Brosman-Sippel

May 6, 1938 ~ December 26, 2021 (age 83)

Obituary

Marlene Brosman-Sippel

Marlene passed away on December 26, 2021.  Marlene was born May 6, 1938 in Racine Wisconsin to Hilary and Margaret Merchle.  Marlene’s mother passed away when she was three.  Marlene liked to say that she was raised by her older sister Joyce.

Marlene was united in marriage to Marvin Brosman on January 7, 1961.  That year the first of four sons was born. Mark, followed by Steven, David, and then Carl. As Marlene loved to say to anyone who would listen, “I have 4 boys under 5.”

Marvin & Marlene were married for 47 years before Marv passed away in 2008. They were lucky enough to see all of their sons married and to enjoy 10 grandchildren.

On Sept. 4, 2010, Marlene married the second love of her life, Harold (Dusty) Sippel.  Marlene welcomed Harold’s family into her life with open arms.

Those that knew Marlene were definitely in for a treat.  Within minutes you would know everything about her and her family (whether you wanted to or not), and she didn’t mind telling you her opinion, politically correct or not.  Some of her favorite lines were “Let me heat that up for you”, “What am I, chopped liver?” and “What, you’re leaving? You just got here.”  Marlene loved cards, especially bridge and sheepshead, and musicals.  She enjoyed collecting bells and coffee mugs from around the world. She drove bus for Valley Transit, helped run St. Josephs food pantry, and volunteered at the Performing Arts Center.  Marlene attended Assembly of God and later Christ the Rock, and was part of numerous Bible Study groups.

The following is a partial list of those who loved Marlene

Her 1st husband Marvin Brosman (d) and sons: Mark (Sandy) of Seminole FL, and daughter-in-law, Mylu of St. Louis; and Mark and Mylu’s sons Andrew (Alex) & Jakob (s.o. Breana Lynch).  Steven (Debra) of Neenah WI and their sons Greg (fiancée Chelsea Westcott), Mike, Daniel (Sarah) and Ryan.  David (DeAnn) of Appleton and their daughters Rachel & Olivia.  Carl (Christina) of Seattle and their children Ian & Xavier.

Her 2nd husband Harold Sippel and his children Scott (Kim), Pat, Chad, Denise (Mike) Bolwerk, and Harold’s grandchildren Danielle, Victoria, and Shane.

Her brother Wayne (Rosie) Merchle and their children Wayne Jr (Laura) and Jaime (Luis) Santana.

Her sister Joyce Tajnai (d) and husband Steve Tajnai (d) and their children Steve Jr. (Pat), Peggy (Tom) Pulda, Terri (Tom (d)) Tarkington, Joe (Pam), Sue (Tom) Merkel, Tom (Chris), Mike (Jaqueline), and Bob (Mary Kay).

The Geyer families, and close friends Pat Krueger and Sarah Long-Radloff.

A Memorial service for Marlene will be held at Noon on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Valley Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 11am until the hour of service.

The Family would like to extend their gratitude to the caregivers at Prairie Home Assisted Living and Heartland Hospice.

Mom, you are now at Peace with the Lord.  And remember, God already knows you had 4 boys under five.

We all love you and will miss you very much.

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 22, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Valley Funeral Home
2211 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI 54911

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 22, 2022

12:00 PM
Valley Funeral Home
2211 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI 54911

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