Marilyn R. Coogan, Elkhorn, WI (1935 - 2012)
July 25, 1935 - August 6, 2012
Marilyn R. Coogan, 77, of Territorial Road, Elkhorn, WI, died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI. Marilyn was born July 25, 1935, in Auburndale, WI. She was the daughter of the late Ray and Stella (Markee) Kennedy. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1953, Dodge County Teacher’s College in 1955, and earned her Master’s of Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1978. Marilyn married Richard “Dick” J. Coogan on Aug. 25, 1956, in Watertown, WI. It was also in 1956, that Marilyn started her 31 year career in teaching. She started teaching in a one-room school house. She was hired by the Elkhorn Area School District in 1970, where she taught until her retirement in 1997. She was a member of the Walworth County Historical Society, where she enjoyed teaching students about Wisconsin history in the Blooming Prairie School House located in the park at the Walworth County Fair Grounds.
Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Bridget (William) Trewyn; and son-in-law, Tom (Jamie) Stepp; three grandchildren: Ryan and Cameron Stepp and Signe Trewyn, all of Elkhorn, WI; two sisters, Kathleen Russell of San Francisco, CA, and Myrtle Schulte of Marshfield, WI. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Dick; infant son, Christopher; daughter, Claire Stepp; three sisters: Connie Leick, Joyce Libra and June Bevilaqua; and one brother, Jim Kennedy.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at HAASE-LOCKWOOD & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME, 730 N. Wisconsin Street, Elkhorn, WI, with Rev. Dr. Scott McLeod officiating. Visitation will be at the FUNERAL HOME on Sunday from 12 Noon until time of services. Memorials may be made in Marilyn’s name to: Fellow Mortals Wildlife Rehabilitation, W4632 Palmer Road, Lake Geneva, WI, 53147. To sign the on-line guest registry, please go to www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.