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Marion H. Gillis

March 21, 2018 GMT

Marion H. Gillis, 94, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Highland House in Watertown.

A memorial service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Peter Wells officiating. Family and friends may gather at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.

Marion Helena Fenz was born on July 28, 1923, in Watertown, the daughter of Warren and Anna (nee Frey) Fenz. On Aug. 15, 1943, she was united in marriage to Marvin B. Gillis at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. Marvin preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1993. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, where she served on the Ladies Aid for many years. She enjoyed gardening on her ? acre of land.

Marion is survived by her children, Carol Updike of Alexandria, Virginia, Barbara (Wayne) Kugler of Watertown and Robert Gillis of Monterey, California; daughter-in-law, Sue Gillis of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Angelique Gillis, Delilah Gillis and Erin Gillis; two great-grandchildren, Chance Conigilaro and Anthony “Leo” Conigilaro; sister-in-law, Luanna Fenz; brother-in-law, Merle Werner; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was further preceded in death by her parents; son, David Gillis; siblings, Walter Fenz, Frank Fenz, Grace Werner and Ruby Zillmer.

Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service

611 E. Main St. Watertown