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Marilyn Hoffman Fuss

October 6, 1947 — May 14, 2020

Marilyn Hoffman Fuss, age 72, of Baraboo, WI passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Marilyn was born on October 6, 1947, to Edna and the late Charles Hoffman in Madison, WI. She was the eldest of eight children. Marilyn lived a life full of adventures. While attending the University of Wisconsin - Madison she met Ronald Fuss. After a brief courtship, the two were married on December, 20, 1969 in St. Paul Catholic Church in Madison. A few years later, in 1974, Marilyn and Ron moved to New Orleans, LA. Marilyn frequently professed her love for the city and often said it was where her soul belonged. She always had a passion for the arts and earned a degree in Fine Art from the University of New Orleans. The couple joined Trinity Episcopal Church and were active members of the congregation. The connections made at the church would change their lives forever. Together they welcomed two beautiful children, Trinity and Sean, into their lives. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina forced Marilyn and her family back to Wisconsin. After living in Sauk City for several years, the Fuss family moved to Baraboo in 2014. Marilyn loved being in Baraboo and often said she felt as though it was her "rebirth" . She joined Trinity Episcopal Church - Baraboo, where she was a member of the choir. She forged many wonderful friendships, not only through the church, but also within the Baraboo arts community. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Fuss, her father, Charles Hoffman, her sister Teresa Kandis, and many, many, many very loved pets. She is survived by her mother, Edna Hoffman; her children: Trinity Fuss (Michael Windle), Sean Fuss (Stephanie); her last, beloved, fur-baby, Violet Butterfly Chachki and grand-dogs: Maverick Vader and Leon Wonder; her sister-in law: Linda (James) Steinbauer; siblings: Jean Hoffman, Barbara Hoffman (Jim), Charles Hoffman (Debbie), Deborah Ellis (Tom), Beth Edwards (Tom), Gary Hoffman; brother-in-law Michael Kandis; many nieces and nephews; and friends both old and new. Marilyn's passion for art could be seen in every piece she ever created. A celebration of Marilyn's life and art will be held at Cornerstone Gallery (Baraboo, WI) at a date to be determined.
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