(1925 - 2012).
March 20, 2012
Green Bay Press-Gazette .
Marjorie (Blahnik) Bake, 86, Oconto, passed away peacefully
at home surrounded by her family on March 17, 2012. Marjorie was born
on April 3, 1925, in Lena, to Clarence and Marie (Valley) Blahnik. She
graduated from Lena High School in 1943. During the war she worked at a
defense plant machine shop. She also worked as a clerk at Northern
Paper Company, and was the bookkeeper for the family business Bake
Brothers Buick, Olds and GMC dealership.
One memorable and exciting moment for her was a hole-in-one at the
Oconto Golf Course on Aug. 23, 1996, where she golfed regularly with
her friends in the ladies golf league. In addition to golfing, she
enjoyed playing bridge, reading, gardening, solving all the puzzlers in
the daily newspaper, and following the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and
Oconto Blue Devils.
Marjorie is survived by her six children, Mike (Patsy) Bake, Oconto;
Jackie Bake, Oconto Falls; Christy (LeRoy) Rausch, Park Rapids, Minn.;
Carol (Mark) Matenaer, West Bend; Jon (Jennifer) Bake, De Pere; Teresa
(Doug) Riemer, De Pere; 11 grandchildren, Billy and Jon Bake, Lauren
(Mark) Resch, Jocelyn and Stephanie Gerndt, Nathan and Megan Rausch,
Kyle and Ryan Matenaer, Shelby and Erin Bake; her brother and
sister-in-law, Dr. Clarence "Gus" and Marie Blahnik; sisters-in-law,
Patricia Bake and Judy Hanes; and brothers-in-law, Hollis Hanes and
Gerald Weigelt. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband of 62
years, Bill Bake; her parents, Clarence and Marie Blahnik; her sister,
Marion and brother-in-law, George Glime; her sister, Esther (Sister
Angele Marie, SSND); brothers-in-law, Patrick, Douglas, Thomas and
Robert Bake; sisters-in-law, Margaret Bake; and nephews, Bob Blahnik,
Joe Glime and Roger Glime; great-niece, Stacey Vorpahl.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Catholic
Church, Oconto, from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, March 23, 2012. A Memorial
Mass will be celebrated noon Friday at the church with the Rev. Joel
Sember officiating. Burial of Bill and Marjorie Bake will be at the
Oconto Catholic Cemetery. The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, is
assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Chris Mlnarik,
RN and the Unity Hospice staff for their outstanding care and
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Unity Hospice and Oconto
County Humane Society.
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