Marilyn Ardell Blomgren (nee Rohloff), 77, of Menomonee Falls, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022 with her husband, Erick Blomgren, by her side.
Marilyn was born in Evanston, Illinois and raised in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. She was the eldest child of the late William and Virginia (nee Fowler) Rohloff and was the sister to William Rohloff Jr. and Kathy Cammarata. She attended Saint Ignatius Catholic School followed by Lakeview High School, graduating in 1962. In 1964 she married her high school sweetheart, Bruce Batke, and together they were blessed with two sons, Kevin and Steven Batke.
Marilyn was employed as a nursing assistant for many years having earned her CMA from Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL.
She married Erick Blomgren after a lengthy 12-year courtship on December 30, 2005 and they settled in Menomonee Falls. Together they shared a love of family, gardening, music, and travel. She greatly enjoyed cruising, and together with Erick they explored Alaska, the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera and Sea of Cortez, Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and Bora Bora. She also loved shopping and purchasing gifts for loved ones.
Marilyn is survived by her loving husband Erick, her dear sons Kevin (Cara) Batke, Steven Batke, former daughter-in-law Emma Gamino, her brother William Jr. (Jeanette) Rohloff, and sister Kathy (Steve) Cammarata. She is also survived by her five wonderful granddaughters, who were the light of her life, Cassandra (Matt) Ivey, Kelly Batke, Alexandra Batke, Kacey Batke and Kate Batke. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Sylvia Kreutzmann and Susan (Ken) Sawdo. Further survived by her aunt Connie Rohlowff and her nieces Rebecca (Scott) Zetzsche and Billie Jean Rohloff as well as two nephews and many cousins.
She made and kept friends throughout her life. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Our deepest appreciation to the many devoted medical providers and nursing staff who cared for her during the past year.
Marilyn's visitation will be on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Menomonee Falls from 2 PM until the time of the service at 3 PM.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org or the Humane Society at www.humanesociety.org in Marilyn's name are appreciated.