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Marian Vornholt


Marian Vornholt, age 91, of Neillsville, WI, died Monday, March 25, 2024, at the Riverside Assisted Living Facility in Neillsville.

Marian Ella Hemp was born on October 21, 1932, in Neillsville, WI, the daughter of Herman and Ella (Hoffmann) Hemp. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1950, and then worked in the treasurer’s office at the courthouse along with several other jobs. She was united in marriage to Fred Vornholt on June 26, 1954 at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Globe, WI. In 1970, she began working at Gross Motors as their bookkeeper. She retired in 2002, and on March 25, 2004 Fred died.

Marian was a member of the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. She held several offices within the church over the years, and was also their long-time money counter. Marian loved her morning coffee at the Kozy Kitchen when it was open, and for 18 years after Fred died, she enjoyed spending her Sundays with her son, Mark going to farm toy shows around the area.

She is survived by three sons, Mark (Karen) Vornholt of Neillsville, WI, John (Sue) Vornholt of Neillsville, WI, and Paul Vornholt of Milwaukee, WI, four grandchildren, Marisa Stanley, Zachary (wife, Gisela Ortega) Vornholt, Betsy (husband, Michael Fant) Vornholt, and Matthew Vornholt, two great grandchildren, Pearce and Elena. Marian is further survived by a son-in-law, Jim Dewitz of Eau Claire, WI, and a sister-in-law, Ruth James of Northridge, CA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Vornholt, a daughter, Marie Vornholt, her parents, Herman and Ella Hemp, a brother, Robert Hemp and a sister-in-law, Jean Hemp.

Marian’s family would like to thank the staff at Riverside Assisted Living and Compassus Hospice for the wonderful care they provided their mother during her stay.

A Memorial Service for Marian will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. Pastor Sue Vornholt, Marian’s daughter-in-law, will conduct the service. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 11th at the United Church of Christ. A livestream of Marian’s Memorial Service can be viewed at www.geschefh.com beginning at 11:00 a.m. on May 11th

In lieu of flowers memorials in Marian’s name may be directed to the United Church of Christ, 515 West 2nd Street, Neillsville, WI, or the Clark County Humane Society, www.cchs-petshelter.org

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com

Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting Marian’s family with Funeral arrangements.

Feel free to contact us with questions and/or comments.

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