Died: 24 March 2018
Race, Marion M. (nee Seideman), 89 years, of West Bend, Wisconsin was born into Eternal Life on Saturday, 24 March 2018. She was born on 5 February 1929, to the late Raymund and Clara (nee Gerner) Seideman and grew up on the Seideman family farm near Newburg, Wisconsin. Marion graduated from West Bend High School. On 29 April 1950, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Race at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Saukville. Together Marion and her husband Kenneth started dairy farming in Ozaukee County and later farmed near Iron Ridge. They moved to Arbor Vitae in northern Wisconsin where they owned and operated Wihega Resort for many years. Marion enjoyed spending time with her family, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Those Marion leaves behind to cherish her memory include her five children, Kathleen (Mike) Matuszewski of Mayville, David (Patti) Race of Shawano, Judy (Bill) Mitchell of Waukesha, Cindy (Daniel) Fiedler of Colby and Jean (Tony) Brath of Iron Ridge; eleven grandchildren, Chris Matuszewski, MinAh Matuszewski, Andrea Race, David (Jessica) Race Jr., Will Mitchell, Jeremy Fiedler, Yvonne (Darren) Blasel, Jennifer Fiedler, Alissa (Daniel) Sandeen, Timothy (Brittany) Brath, Josiah Brath; twelve great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles (Virginia) Seideman, Gerald Seideman, Wayne (Rosemary) Seideman; a sister, Phyllis (Bruce) Naumann; two sisters-in-law, Maggie Seideman and Marlene (Vern) Shipley; other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Race; four brothers, Fredrick (Ruth) Seideman, Walter (Ruth) Seideman, Roger (Susan) Seideman, and Dennis Seideman; an infant sister, Ruth Seideman; two granddaughters, Savanna Matuszewski and Kendra Race; and three sisters-in-law, Hertha ‘Kitty’ Seideman and Joyce Seideman, and Delores (Norman) Scheunemann.
A private family gathering with family and friends for Marion will be held at a later date.
The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Marion’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.
Marion and her husband Kenneth are listed on pages x as a patrons of the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree book, on pages 126, 268, and 337 with her family, and pictured on pages 67, 68, 222, 251, and 252. She was a 5th generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosina Seidemann on both her parents sides of the family; Friedrich Traugott, Henry, Raymund, Marion and Friedrich, Johanna, Charles, Clara, Marion.
Marion grew up helping her parents prepare for the Seidemann Reunion on a yearly basic. Both Marion and Kenneth have been active with the brat stand for many years and to this day their children have continued to carry on the tradition. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.