Marilyn "Melly" Hazel Nohr
October 5, 1934 - March 24, 2024

“Jesus said… “I have told you these things, so that in me, you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

Marilyn Hazel Nohr (née Elliott)  Born the youngest of seven daughters to Rose (Kaiser) and Clarence Elliott on October 5, 1934, in Lac du Flambeau, WI, Marilyn “Melly” Hazel Nohr (née Elliott) was a devout Catholic and devoted mother who embraced her faith, friends and family with a servant’s heart.

Growing up, she was the apple of her daddy’s eye, helping to pump gas and wash cars at Elliott’s Garage. She also was the bane of her sisters’ social lives, tagging along on dates and crushing on their boyfriends while soaking up important life lessons.

Marilyn attended Lac du Flambeau grade school and Arbor-Vitae Woodruff High School where she was described as “poised with a beautiful smile and swell personality.” Her Senior yearbook (Class of ‘52) predicted her future would include “just completing a 2,000-page book on etiquette, which would rapidly make her famous.”

Marilyn finally found a love of her own in a dashing young Army man who, while smoking his cigar, dropped ashes on her mink stole during a shared flight to Wisconsin. In 1963, she married that man, William Nohr, a law student from Merrill, WI. They moved to Mequon, WI and raised four children there.

She was an active parishioner at St. James Catholic Church in Mequon (now Lumen Christi), serving as a member of the Home and School Association to raise booster funds for the church and school. She also served as Secretary officer for the Junior Woman's Club of Mequon-Thiensville, a nonprofit dedicated to community service. After divorcing in 1980, Marilyn went to work as a secretary for St. Mary’s Hill Hospital in Milwaukee.

Melly had a heart of gold and gave generously to the many nonprofits who tugged at her heart strings. She was known for her hospitality and would meticulously craft a themed birthday cake for every member of her family. She loved fashion, bowling, decorating, Christmas, Elvis and growing up in a big family in a small bustling resort town during The Golden Age of America … the 1950s. Most of all, she loved her four kids. 

Marilyn died as she lived…a beautiful, loving mother and devoted servant to Christ and the Virgin Mary. She will be dearly missed by her children, Melanie (Rob), Bob (Dee), Steve (Kate), and Tim (Xandria) and her granddaughters Delaney, Juniper, Kestrel and Louise, and many nieces and nephews who knew her as a beloved aunt. In Christ, she is reunited with her former husband William, her loving parents Clarence and Rose, her sisters Clara, Harriett, Evelyn, Ruth, Lorraine, and Rosalie, her precious grandsons Nicholas and Matthew, and many other friends and family who welcome her home.

A Catholic funeral service and visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 10280 N. Port Washington Rd. in Mequon, WI. Visitation from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM followed by the funeral service at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Lumen Christi Cemetery. Those wishing to honor Marilyn’s memory may donate to St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church. To give:

The family would like to thank Grace Commons and its Blu Grotto Memory Care team for providing exceptional care and community to mom. In addition, the family extends its gratitude to the team at Amedisys Hospice Care, who worked with Grace Commons to provide additional care and comfort to mom and the family.