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Obituary for Marion Margaret Butler (Schmitz)

Marion M. Butler, age 102, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2024.

She was born in Oshkosh, on February 1, 1921, the daughter of Matthew and Gisella Schmitz.  She was a long-time resident of Oshkosh and a member of Most Blessed Sacrament (St. Mary's) Church.  On April 25, 1942, she married Glenn Keith Lambert, who preceded her in death on August 25, 1944.

Marion worked at Kimberly-Clark in Neenah as an executive secretary until her retirement in 1986. She was an accomplished musician, performing as a violinist with the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra for many years and a vocalist in the church choir.  She excelled at tennis, volleyball, and bowling. You could always find her on the courts or in the bowling alley playing in league play year-round or with her grandchildren during their summer vacations.

She loved to play games involving words; she was a Boggle wizard and you could always find half finished word search, crossword and sudoku puzzles in her house.  She enjoyed her Oreos and Chips Ahoy cookies with her coffee for breakfast. In her memory, her plea of “No leftovers!” will be passed down from generation to generation.

She is survived by one daughter, Marcia Lambert Jacobsen of Tucson, AZ; two grandsons, Glenn (Trish) Jacobsen and Richard Jacobsen; six great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; five nieces and one nephew.

Preceding her in death are her mother and father; husbands; sister; two granddaughters; and one nephew.

Funeral services will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament (St, Mary’s) Church, 605 Merrit Ave., Oshkosh, on January 30, 2024, with visitation from 9:00am to 11:00am, Mass at 11:00am and refreshments to follow at 12:00 noon, in the church basement.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery at 2:00pm.  The family requests no flowers.  A memorial has been established in her name to which friends and family may contribute.

The family extends their unending gratitude to her in-home caregivers, who provided her companionship and friendship for many years. The family also wishes to thank the nurses, aides, and staff of Park View Health Center, for their excellent care.

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." – (2 Timothy 4:7).