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  Marilyn A. Schwartz, 79, of Medford, passed away Saturday July 7, 2018 at Aspirus Medford Hospital.

Marilyn was born April 25, 1939 in Medford to Theodore and Ruth (Johnson) Boeckler. She is a 1957 graduate of Medford Sr. High. She married Harlowe A. Schwartz on February 28, 1959 in McMinnville, TN. Harlowe survives.

  She is further survived by her children: Laura (Keith) Deschler of Racine, Stuart of Wausau, Harlan (Tammy) of Medford, Grandchildren: Jordan and Jarrell Klimeck, Nate and Brendan Schwartz, Great Grandchild Gatlin Schwartz, Brother John (Karen) Boeckler of Texas , Sister in Law JoAnne Gebert of Tennessee, many cousins and numerous nieces and nephews.

  She is preceded in death by her Parents, and infant brother Russell.

  Marilyn worked for 30 years at Midway Telephone Company. She and Harlowe lived in Stetsonville until 2008, when they moved to Medford. When her children were young the family enjoyed camping in the Northwoods.  In 1985 they purchased a cabin in Lake Tomahawk where she enjoyed watching the “critters” and taking relaxing pontoon boat rides on Hasbrook Lake.   Marilyn loved having friends and family over for Christmas Eve.  She enjoyed her gardens and feeding and watching animals of all kinds.
She most enjoyed spending time with friends and family, and always looked forward to her monthly classmates and cousins breakfasts.

  Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will take place at 11:00 AM, Friday July 13, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Medford. Pastor Tim Becker will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 until the time of services. Burial will follow in Medford Evergreen Cemetery I.

  Memorial donations in honor of Marilyn can be given to her family for designation at a later date.

  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.  Online condolences can be left at

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