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Marilyn Gnat (Graves, née Fisher), age 84, a resident of Oshkosh, Wis., and formerly of both Eagle River, Wis., and Chicago, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at her Oshkosh residence after a long illness.

Marilyn was born in Chicago on July 19, 1929, to Edward and Lola Fisher. She was second of five children.

She married her husband, Jack Gnat, in 1974.

Marilyn was employed at a screw factory in Chicago. She also worked at Ben Franklin and as a waitress at Pine Aire in Eagle River.

Marilyn was active in the church in Eagle River. She was a member of the Eagle River Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a Daughter of the Revolutionary War.

After moving to Oshkosh she volunteered her time at Aurora Hospital’s gift shop and Oshkosh’s Senior Center.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack Gnat, in 2007; her sons, Glenn Graves and Roy Graves; and her sister, Audrey Hillinger.

Survivors include her children, Laura Alvarez of Omro, Wis., Marty (Sherry) Graves of Chicago, Sonia Graves of Eagle River, Louis Graves of Oshkosh, Geoffrey (Marge) Graves of Omro, Wis., Lawrence (Diane) Graves of Oshkosh, and Leonard (Marge) Graves of Chicago; brother, Mark “Dick” (Agnes) Fisher of California; sisters, Ruth Radtke of Illinois and Joann Kirkpatrick of Dur­ham, N.C.; 30 grandchildren;, 36 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was well loved and will be dearly missed by many.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, where family and friends will meet to say their final goodbyes.

Visitation will be held at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, 304 E. Division, Eagle River, on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. and from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. She will then be laid to rest thereafter at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Eagle River.

Condolences may be ex­pressed at

Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:08 PM

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