Sunday, June 17, 2001

Obituary: Marian (Farr) Widmann - Class of 1933

PEORIA, ARIZ. - Marian Widmann, age 86, of Peoria, Ariz., passed away Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Sun-Health Hospice, Peoria. Marian was born April 19, 1915, in Black Earth, Wis., to George and Grace Farr. Marian graduated from Madison Central High School and married Raymond R. Widmann in 1936. Marian and her husband, Raymond, were lifetime Madison residents until their retirement, when they moved to Peoria, Ariz. Marian was administration assistant in the Monona Grove Public School District for 30 years. For 24 of these years, she served as personal secretary to Edmond Schwan. Her husband, Raymond, was retired from the city of Madison Police Department and continued serving as chief of Blooming Grove and McFarland. Marian was an avid bridge player, and enjoyed doing needlework and crossword puzzles. She is survived by a sister, Eunice (Ralph) Sumnicht of Portage; a brother, Russell (Marian) Farr of Madison; daughters, Anna (Gordon) Erickson of Tomahawk, Susan (Dan) Holcomb of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and three grandchildren, Carrie, Rebecka and Raechal. Surviving also are her beloved nieces, Karen (Jim) Crary, Peoria, Ariz., Julie (Will) Major, Glen Ellyn, Ill.; a nephew, Gary (Diane) Sumnicht, Madison; and several grand-nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her husband, Raymond; brothers, George Farr and Berton Farr; and her sister, Ruth Setunsky. Memorial services will be held in Peoria, Ariz., on Friday, June 22, 2001. Entombment will be in Madison with her husband, Raymond. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Sun-Health Hospice - Peoria, 12740 N. Plaza Del Rio Blvd., Peoria, AZ 85381. She is survived by many dear friends in Madison, Monona, and Peoria, Ariz. Her friends of the Monona Grove School District will miss her annual summer months stays while residing in Portage.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on June 17, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1965)

Note: Marion Farr Widman's class year is based on information in the 1933 issue of The Orange and Black yearbook, which includes her senior photograph

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