MADISON, Wis. -- On May 31, 2019, Wisconsin lost their southern bell. She was surrounded by family at Agrace HospiceCare. Marie Schoenemann was born Jan. 29, 1931, in Whitesville, the daughter of Emer and Blanche Wimsatt Edge. Marie met the love of her life, Jerry, in 1946 through her brother, while he served in World War II. They married August 1948 and were married for 70 years. Jerry and Marie settled in Wisconsin and raised five children. She worked at F.W. Means Co. for 38 years as a seamstress.

Marie was an avid reader and gardener. She loved watching birds and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Marie invited family over every Wednesday, where they enjoyed having a glass of chardonnay. She was the matriarch of the family.

Marie is survived by her husband, Jerry; five children, Larry (Anne), Garry (Mary), Jerry (Sandy), Darcy (Steve) Tingley and Penny (Mike) Meikle; 26 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lynn Boarman; and sisters-in-law Maggie Edge, Dolly Pernot and Elaine Schoenemann.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Jewel and J.C. Edge; two brothers in infancy; sisters Dorothy Crisp and Mary Ellen Wink; and sister-in-law Lenious B. Edge.

A Mass of Christian Burial was June 4 at St. Dennis Catholic Church, 505 Dempsey Road, Madison. Burial was at Mazomanie Cemetery.

Memorials may be written to Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg WI 53711.

We will love and miss you Nanny.

Please visit guest book at Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Ave. 608-249-8257.