Marjorie E. Westenmeyer, was born on August 15, 1928, and entered into eternal life on November 2, 2023, at home surrounded by close family.
A graveside service will be held at St. Peter Cemetery in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. with Fr. Will Arnold officiating.
Marjorie, known to her friends and loved ones as “Marge,” embarked on her journey through life with a determined spirit. She was a graduate of Beaver Dam Senior High, completing her education in 1947. On May 29, 1948, she married Donald Westenmeyer at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Their marriage was blessed with one son, Rick.
Marge was a hard-working woman. In her early adult years, she was employed at Lakeside Shoe Factory, Monarch Range – where she learned bookkeeping, and the Beaver Dam JCPenney store. She, her husband and their son Rick, started a business that defined a significant part of their lives with the Boy Blue Restaurant franchise in 1980. This ultimately evolved into a private business, Blue Boy Dairy Treat Store in 1988. Marge was well versed in all aspects of running the business and continued to work at the store until just a couple years ago. Rick continues to run Blue Boy Dairy Treat Store today.
Beyond her work and family life, Marge found time for leisure. She was a dedicated member of the bowling league for mixed couples at Maples Lanes for 18 years, for which she was secretary for a good share of that time, typing out the weekly rosters and averages, etc. She enjoyed family camping trips in their Air Stream, looked forward to yearly vacations to Cancun, Mexico, and was always willing to visit the casinos with family and friends. Marge, and her son Rick, recently took in a stray cat named Maddie and Marge sat many hours in her chair with Maddie’s company.
She is survived by her son, Rick, of Beaver Dam. She will also be missed by other relatives and lifelong friend Alice Strassburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald in 2004, her parents Gladys and Bill Mersch, and other family members.
Rest in peace, Marjorie.