VIROQUA — Marie Ann Oldenburg, 84, of rural Viroqua died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.
Marie was born at her family home in the town of Harmony July 23, 1933, to Edwin Hugo and Ida Caroline (Manske) Manske. She graduated from Viroqua High School in 1951 and Aug. 16,1952, married her high school sweetheart, Wesley Carl Oldenburg. Marie was a farm wife and homemaker who loved working in her garden, sewing, cooking and serving many delicious meals to her family and friends around the farm’s kitchen table. She was a 4-H leader, member of the Homemakers club and active in her church, the Viroqua Church of Christ. She had a love of genealogy and always knew who was related to who. Above all, she treasured time with her family as a mother, grandmother, wife and living for the Lord.
Marie is survived by her children, Jane Oldenburg of Lake Delton, Wis., James (Nanette) Oldenburg of Viroqua, Barbara (Ben) Hoffland of Sparta and Loren (Linda) Oldenburg of Viroqua; and grandchildren, Luke Oldenburg of Hudson, Wis., Malena (Nic) Lupient of Onalaska, Mark (Britt) Oldenburg of Onalaska, Wesley Oldenburg and fiancé, Megan Grahm of Minneapolis, Miranda Hoffland of Sparta, Matthew Hoffland of Sparta, Kathryn Hoffland of Sparta, and fiancé, Benjamin Strasser of Minneapolis, Stephen Hoffland of La Crosse and Kirstin Hoffland of Sparta; great-grandchildren, Greyson Oldenburg, Emersyn Oldenburg, Nolan Oldenburg, Collins Oldenburg and Lilia Lupient. Also surviving are her brother, Gerald (Judy) Manske of La Crosse; sister-in-law, Bernice Cade of Mount Pulaski, Ill.; along with double cousins, Arlene Wehling and Sally (Donald) Bay; and other cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband,Wesley; parents; and brothers, Eldred (Marge) Manske, Rueben (Marge) Manske; brothers-in-law, Arnold (Helen) Oldenburg, George Weber and Bob Cade.
Blessed be our memories of Marie.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 15, at the Viroqua Church of Christ. The Reverend Ray Matteson will officiate with burial to follow in the Viroqua Cemetery. Friends called during a visitation Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S Main St., (Hwy. 14) in Westby. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
In lieu of plants or flowers, memorials may be directed to the Viroqua Church of Christ (825 Nelson Parkway).
Online condolences may be offered at www.VossFH.com. The Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home of Viroqua is serving the family.