Marilouise Durkin


PORTAGE / LODI – Marilouise Durkin, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday July 10, 2021, at Our House Senior Living in Lodi.

Born November 2, 1934 in Madison, daughter of the late John and Margaret (Burdick) Durkin.

Marilouise received her teaching certificate from Ashland Teachers College and her master’s degree from UW-Madison. She worked as a programmer installer for Ross Perot, Electronic Data Systems, retiring in 1996.

Marilouise was an active volunteer for many local organizations and provided civic and religious services. She had a variety of interests.

Marilouise is survived by several nieces and nephews; and the fourth grade class at St. Mary’s Catholic School of the Immaculate Conception; many dear friends; and was the “best” mother for her fur babies.

She was predeceased by her brother, Jack; and his sister, Peggy.

A Christian funeral mass will be held in ST. CATHOLIC CHURCH OF MARY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, 2652 Murphy Road, Portage, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021, chaired by Rev. Gary Krahenbuhl. Interment will take place in the cemetery of the Resurrection. Visitations will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until service on Wednesday.

Memorials can be made at the Sainte-Marie-de-l’Immaculée Conception Catholic Church in Portage.

Online condolences can be presented at

Gunderson Lodi
Funeral care and cremation
157 Main Street South
(608) 592-3201

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