Marilyn A. Stayer

Mrs. Marilyn Stayer of Cedarburg, formerly of Port Washington, passed away peacefully at Lawlis Family Hospice Center in Mequon on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.

Marilyn was born in Oscoda, Mich., on July 31, 1933, the daughter of Joseph and Esther Clausing Morauski. The family moved to Port Washington when Marilyn was young, and she attended local schools, graduating from Port Washington High School with the Class of 1951.

In April of 1954, Marilyn was united in marriage with Thomas Hansen at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington. The couple settled in Port Washington and started their family. Thomas preceded her in death in 1963.

Marilyn married Raymond Stayer Sr. in 1969 and lived in Cedarburg. Ray and Marilyn moved to Altoona in 1979 and moved back to Cedarburg to stay in 1989.  Ray preceded her in death in 2012.

Mrs. Stayer was a secretary for the Cedarburg Public Schools, mainly at Parkview and later at Webster Middle School. She had also worked at Milwaukee Medical Center.  

Marilyn enjoyed bowling, bingo, going to the casino and playing cards with friends and family. She loved fishing at the family cabin in Hayward and watching sports with Ray.  She was a great cook and a wonderful baker.

Marilyn is survived by her six children, Gayle (the late Steven) Strande of Jackson, Guy (Jennifer) Hansen of Cedarburg, Mark (Julie) Hansen, also of Cedarburg, Jeff (Kathryn) Hansen of Greenbush, Todd (Diane) Hansen of Port Washington and Terry (Kathy) Hansen of Cedarburg.  

She is also survived by stepchildren Ray (Mary Ann) Stayer of Portola, Calif., and Faith Stayer of Martinez, Ga.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by brother Willard “Bill” (the late Janice) Morauski of Sheboygan Falls; sisters Marjorie (the late Lee) King of Fredonia, Carol (Norman) Philipps of Athelstane, Dorothy (Edward) Friede of Adell; sister-in-law Lois (the late Bob) Morauski of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nieces; nephews; and other family and friends.  

Marilyn was preceded in death by her first husband Thomas Hansen, second husband Ray Stayer, brothers Don and Bob Morauski and grandson Samuel Hansen.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg.  Pastor Don Greer will preside.  

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Stars and Stripes Honors Flight in her name.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Lawlis Hospice Center for the excellent care given to Marilyn while she was with them.



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