Marilyn J. Jossart, (Mrs. Robert Jossart), 73 of Luxemburg passed away Saturday morning August 30, 2014 surrounded by her loving family following a courageous six year battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was born in Green Bay on January 15, 1941 to the late William N. and Katherine M. (Vandenbush) Zellner. On May 22, 1965 Marilyn married Robert P. Jossart at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Following high school, Marilyn began working at Dunn and Bradstreet, Green Bay. She held various jobs during her life including: SAS Auto, Alaskan Supper Club and finally retiring from St. Vincent Hospital in 2008. Marilyn was an officer and member of the Christian Mother Society and a lifelong member of St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.
Marilyn’s faith in God, prayer and her husband, children and grandchildren helped her through these last six years. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she told everyone how lucky she was to have them in her life. She made it a priority to attend all her grandchildren's activities and was so very proud of all they had accomplished. Marilyn's favorite day of the week was Tuesday's where she and her sister Rella attended mass at the Chapel and breakfast at Village Kitchen with friends until her illness had not allowed her to do so anymore. Marilyn loved being a wife, homemaker and grandma.
Marilyn is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert; her daughters, Kelly Weber, Green Bay; Kristen (Tony) Heurkens, Luxemburg; one son, Jeff (Katie) Jossart, Luxemburg; six grandchildren, Alissa, Ava, Alayna and Brady Heurkens, Derek and Devin Weber, five siblings and their spouses, Delores (Alfred "Smitty") Worachek, DePere; Aurelia "Rella" Dalebroux, Luxemburg; James Zeller, Green Bay; Don (Rita) Zellner, Brussels; five sisters-in-law, Carol Jansen, Delavan; Kathryn (Dave) Perret, Green Bay; Patricia (Ken) Delcore, New Franken; Donna (Arthur) Gruner, Sturgeon Bay; Karen (Lance) Solus, California; four brothers-in-law, Bernard Jossart, Herbert Jossart all of Green Bay; Kenneth (Lucille) Jossart, DePere; Donald (Kathy) Jossart, Luxemburg; nieces and nephews.
Marilyn was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur "Archie" Zellner, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louis and Eleanor Jossart; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Warden, Rosie Zellner, Jean Jossart, Judy Jossart, brothers-in-law, Gerald Dalebroux, Don Jansen, George Warden and Louis Jossart Jr.
Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, September 5, 2014. Closing parish prayer service 7:00 pm on Friday. Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 am on Saturday the 6th at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Funeral 11:00 am, Saturday at the church with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Volk, Dr. Ryan, Nicole and their staff of Green Bay Oncology, St.Vincent Hospital 9th floor and Unity Hospice for their wonderful care and support throughout her illness. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
What Cancer Cannot Do:
It cannot cripple love
It cannot shatter hope
It cannot corrode faith
It cannot destroy peace
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot suppress memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot steal eternal life
It cannot conquer the Spirit.
In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Marilyn's name.
Mom, we love you and miss you so much!!! Thank you for all you have done for us. We know you are going to be our guardian angel watching over us and one day we will see you again. A mother is a giver, and what sets her apart is that she gives of her best for she gave from her heart. Because you have given so much, so often, may you receive more blessings than your heart could ever hold.