Marlene McMillan, 79, Portage

March 29, 2019 GMT

Marlene A. McMillan, 79, of Portage, formerly of Poynette, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, surrounded by her loving family.

Marlene was born May 20, 1939, in Kewaunee, the daughter of Wencil and Lucille (Reynen) Velicer. She married John McMillan on Aug. 14, 1982. She had been a former member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Poynette, and was a current member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Portage. Marlene had worked as a secretary at Findorff Construction of Madison and Marquardt Agency in Poynette. Marlene loved to play euchre, sheepshead, and bridge and she crocheted prayer shawls. She was an avid fan of all Wisconsin sports teams, but none more than her grandchildren’s sports teams. Marlene was a Packers season ticket holder and an Ice Bowl survivor. She was a member of the Poynette Curling Club. Marlene enjoyed going to Poynette schools to read to children in various classrooms.

Marlene is survived by her children, Douglas (Kim) Cibulka of Portage, Todd (Shelly) Cibulka of Poynette, and Stuart (Stephanie) Cibulka of Beverly Hills, Michigan, Reed (James Macho) McMillan of New York, New York, Sonja (Jeffrey) Noble of Poynette, Robert (Toni) McMillan of Belleville; her grandchildren, Jeramia, Nicolas (Kristann), Troy (Elsie), Katrina (Clint) Clingerman, Megan and Derek Cibulka, Hallie (Jacob) Kutz, Emily and Joseph Cibulka, Sophia and Alexander Cibulka, Kara Noble and Christopher (Nicole) Noble, Cassandra and Cody McMillan, Lucas and Tiffany Schade; great-grandchildren; her sister, Dolores (Bill) Kuehl of Gulf Breeze, Florida; many nieces, nephews; other relatives and numerous friends.

Marlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John McMillan; her siblings, Grace Sager, Quentin Velicer and Myron Velicer; and a great-grandson, Ezekiel Clingerman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 305 W. Cook St., Portage, with the Rev. Gary Krahenbuhl presiding. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hillside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019, at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette, pmmfh.com, and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.