Obit: Armbrust, Marjorie J.
(1921 - 2012)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Armbrust, Kernoski, Kitze, Stefancin, Tlusty, Willger
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 05/24/2012
Armbrust, Marjorie J. (Kitze) (7 DEC 1921 - 21 MAY 2012)
Marjorie J. Armbrust, 90, Medford, died on Monday, May 21 at her residence at Country Gardens, where she had resided the past six years.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 23 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Burial was at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford.
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.
The former Marjorie Kitze was born in Owen on December 7, 1921, the daughter of Herman and Mary (Kernoski) Kitze. She received her education at Owen public schools, graduating in 1939.
She attended Eau Claire Teacher's College, now the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, graduating in 1943 with a bachelor's degree in secondary education. She taught high school in Osseo and Mosinee, then came to Medford to teach at the Taylor County Normal School.
Her marriage to William P. Armbrust took place on June 16, 1947 at the Abbotsford Catholic Church, and he preceded her in death on August 22, 1993.
She was a member of Holy Rosary congregation, Friends of the Library, American Legion Auxiliary, Tee-Hi Golf Club, bridge club, mixed birthday club and Friends of Owen Schools.
She instilled in her daughters a sensitivity for social justice. She supported local artists, had a passion for reading, loved music and was a self taught creative hand quilter.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary (Roger) Tlusty of Eau Claire and Gail Armbrust of Hudson. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Country Gardens and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their many kindnesses and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Medford Public Library, 400 N. Main St., Medford, Wis. 54451.
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