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Marian Casciaro - Class Of 1955

Marian Casciaro, 79, of Kenosha died on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Grande Prairie Health and Rehabilitation Center.

A lifelong resident of Kenosha she was born on March 25, 1937, the daughter of the late Julius and Mary (Gerbel) Dolnik.  She attended Bain Elementary School, McKinley Jr. High School, Bradford High School and the School of Cosmetology in Milwaukee.

On November 19, 1955, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Peter Casciaro.

Marian was most recently employed as a receptionist with Dr. Brad Jansen.  Previously, she was employed as a beautician with Charm Beauty Salon and as an anesthesia aide with Kenosha Memorial Hospital.  She was a lifetime member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and their Rosary Society.  Marian was also a member of the Catholic Woman's Club, First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Friends of the Kenosha Public Museum, and the Kenosha Senior Citizen Center.  Marian was a devoted volunteer with the Gateway Radio Reading Service and was a past volunteer with Hospice Alliance, Inc., and a Girl Scout leader.  She enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting, traveling, playing slots and completing crossword puzzles.

Marian is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Peter Casciaro; and her children, Anna Marie (Richard) Wiersum of Burlington, WI, David (Jenell) Casciaro of Elkhorn, WI, Patricia (Harvey) Carter-Keller of Rochelle, IL, and Paul Casciaro of Kenosha.  She is further survived by her brothers, Joseph (Thomasia) Dolnik and Thomas (Kay) Dolnik; eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, her godchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins; her brother-in-law, Frank (Barb) Casciaro and sisters-in-law, Loretta Moser and Mary Dolnik.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan in infancy; and two brothers, Edward Dolnik and Rudy (Alice) Dolnik.

Funeral Services honoring Marian's life will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, beginning with a prayer service at 9:15 a.m. at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 5100 22nd Avenue.  Interment will follow in St. George Cemetery.  A visitation for Marian will be held on Monday, July 18th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home.  It was Marian's wish that in lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to one of the following would be appreciated by the family:

  • Alzheimer's Association , SE WI Chapter, 620 S. 76th St., Ste. 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214;
  • American Cancer Society, N19 W24350 River Wood Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188;
  • Hospice Alliance, Inc., 10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd., Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158;
  • First Step, Inc., 1017 63rd St., Kenosha, WI 53143;
  • Gateway Radio Reading Service, c/o Gateway Technical Foundation, 3520 30th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53144; or
  • St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 5100 22nd Ave., Kenosha, WI 53140.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Grande Prairie Health and Rehab Center, Hospice Alliance, Inc. and Kenosha Senior Living for the exceptional care and support they provided.