Carolyn Eschelweck - Departed on Feb 07, 2018 - Green Bay, Wisconsin
Carolyn Eschelweck - Departed on Feb 07, 2018 - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Carolyn Eschelweck

Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Feb 26, 1940

Died on Feb 07, 2018 and resided in Green Bay, Wisconsin

On the 7th day of February 2018, the spirit of Carolyn Maren Eschelweck (Marnie Schoch) entered the realm where the body can’t go and the cruelty of dementia does not exist.  She was greeted by her parents Joseph and Margaret (Lauritzen) Schoch, big sister and brother in-law Lois (Schoch) and Floyd Hanstedt, older “good brother” Ralph Schoch, and her lifelong childhood friend Diane (Pitsch) Maynard. 


Marnie was born February 26, 1940 in Green Bay.  She attended Whitney Grade School and was a 1958 graduate of East High School.  Marnie grew up doors away from City Stadium and had fond memories of watching fans of the Green Bay Packers walk by her house dressed in all of their finery to attend the games.  It was in the City Stadium neighborhood where her love for the Green Bay Packers began, as did her friendship with Diane .  Their mothers agreed the two kindergartners should walk to school together.  They remained life-time friends supporting each other through all of life’s joys and tribulations. 


Marnie worked for many years as a secretary for Wisconsin Public Service.  She was the fastest typist this side of the Mississippi River.  Over the years she also worked as a secretary for Green Bay attorneys, general contractors, and an accounting office.  She retired from Humana Insurance Company where she made many friends and one in particular was very special to mom, Karon Heagle. 


Marnie is survived by two daughters, Terry (McGowan) Malcheski and her husband Marty and Diane (McGowan) Johnson and her husband Ron.  Eight grandchildren were blessed to call her grandma; Tiffany (Michael) Howard, Thomas (Paige) Parrett, Benjamin (Catie) Malcheski, Daniel Malcheski, Katelyn Malcheski, James Malcheski, Carolyn Malcheski, and Mone’t Parrett.    She was known as great granny to eight great grandchildren; Thomas, Hanna, Tryson, Deven, Faith, Adrian, Evalyn and Nataleigh.  Marnie is also survived by her nieces Laurie (Hanstedt) Taylor, Debbie Schoch, Jody Fluri-Schoch, her special friends and favorite sisters in law, Carol Schoch and Jean Kasel, her high school and lifelong friend Judy Reilly, and special friend Karon Heagle.


Marnie loved her family, cats, knitting, crocheting, canning/preserving, gardening, flowers, watching Survivor and cheering on her Green Bay Packers, especially with her friend Jean.  She also enjoyed genealogy research and was very proud of her Danish and German heritage.  Since the time dementia robbed Marnie of her personality, she has been dearly missed by all who love her.  Her daughters rejoice that her suffering with this terrible disease has now ended. 


The family will conduct a private celebration of Marnie’s life at a later date.  In Marnie’s remembrance please consider making a donation to your local women and children’s shelter, Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org), your local Humane Society, or to The American Cancer Society.  Marnie was a lung cancer survivor.


“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”
Shannon L. Alder