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Marian L. Cayer


HURLEY, Wis. — Marian L. Cayer, 88, of Hurley, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley.

The former Marian Filek was born Dec. 31, 1924, in Amasa, Mich., the daughter of the late John and Rose (Walleck) Filek. She attended Southside Grade School in Hurley and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1942.

She was married to Milton Cayer on June 4, 1947, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hurley, by the late Monsignor Michael Prock. Milton preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2003.

Marian was employed in earlier years as a clerk at the Ben Franklin Store in Hurley and in the meat department at Erspamer’s Super Market. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hurley where she was formerly active in church volunteer work. A kind and compassionate woman, she always helped others. She was an excellent cook and baker, and enjoyed crossword and word search puzzles, playing bingo and going to the casino. She especially loved her family.

Surviving are a daughter, Paulette Oja, Ironwood, Mich., and son, John (Cathy), Naperville, Ill .; seven grandchildren, Pam Udd (Kurt Harvey), Ramsay, Mich., Jill (Kurt) Johnson, Jackson Hole, Wyo., Heather (Matt) Evans, Victor, Idaho, Aaron (Veronica) Oja, St. Paul, Minn., and Jack, Sarah and Kelly Cayer, all of Naperville; five great-grandchildren, Hannah and Madeline Udd, Ava and Collin Evans and Torin Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Marian was preceded in death by a sister, Annarene Schlais.

Per her wishes, cremation has taken place.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church in Hurley, with the Rev. Frank Kordek OFM, celebrant.

Rite of Committal and interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hurley.

Lunch will be served in the parish hall immediately upon return from the cemetery.

Marian’s obituary can be viewed online and condolences given to her family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood.


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