Redlin Funeral Home

Marie Irene (Rockweiler) Dwyer , Age 92

August 28, 1928 --March 21, 2021

Marie Irene (Rockweiler) Dwyer, age 92 of Baraboo, formerly of Hillpoint, WI, passed away on Sunday March 21, 2021 at home surrounded by her family.

Marie was born on August 28, 1928 in Cazenovia, WI to parents Joseph and Anna (Braun) Rockweiler.

On September 3, 1951 Marie married Michael Francis Dwyer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg, WI. They celebrated 69 years of marriage in September 2020.

Marie worked as the secretary to the Operating Superintendent of The Milwaukee Boston Store, in downtown Milwaukee. When she moved to Reedsburg, she worked for the Reedsburg Bank as a secretary. She was also the organist for St. Patrick's Catholic Church for many years, and later was the Town Clerk for the township of Beer Creek for 9 years. For the last 11 years of her career, she worked at Baraboo National Bank in the bookkeeping department.

She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, she volunteered playing piano and organ for more than 25 years for the senior life center and civic center, the Meadows nursing home and assisted living. She started playing in an orchestra when she was 16, she had a love of music all of her life. She dearly loved working in her vegetable garden and maintaining flowers. She was a wonderful cook, putting together weekly Sunday family dinners. She had many hobbies including photography, writing, and scrapbooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Alfred (Beulah), Bernard (Elizabeth), Francis (Albert), Frank (Mary), Alois (Mary), Cleo (Wm. Karl), Florence (Joseph); and infant son, Joey Thomas.

Marie is survived by her husband, Michael; 7 children, Daniel, Kevin (Brenda), Dorothy, Frank (Kathy), Kristie (Alan) Statz, Allen (Vickie), Patrick (Connie); twelve grandchildren, Phillip, Stephanie, Matt, Stacey, Katie, Michelle, Holly, Megan, Mackenzie, Austin, Cody, Samantha; several great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; sisters-in-law Patricia and Mary Alice; as well as several nieces, nephews, and other family members.

In Lieu of flowers memorial can be made to either St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo or St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Loretto.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday March 26th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Baraboo, WI. Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Friday. Burial will take place at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Loretto, WI following the service.


Jennifer Roth March 23, 2021

Friend Middleton , Wisconsin

Dear Kristie and Family, I am so saddened by your loss. I'm sending big, tight, long hugs and love to each of you! Please let me know how I can help. Jennifer

Erica Deitelhoff March 23, 2021

distant relative Jim Falls , Wisconsin

Mike---- I will definitely miss seeing Aunt Marie at family gatherings. I enjoyed visiting with you both and always had a few laughs. She enjoyed a great, full life. Somewhere, there will be a little piano playing and singing with my grandma and others now. Comfort and love to your family. Erica Deitelhoff

Sally Johnson March 23, 2021

Niece Baraboo , Wisconsin

Mike and family, So sorry to hear about Marie. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Sally

Dionne (Deitelhoff) Kabat March 23, 2021

great niece SHAFER , Minnesota

Dear Great Auntie Marie's family-Oh my heart aches tonight. She, much like my grandma Florence, was one heck of a lady. I enjoyed visiting her many times over the years. A few that stand out where when I lived in Baraboo and we attend a polka band on the square--she was one of the first ones up dancing and tapping her feet-and singing all the songs in German with the band! That was the late 90's. Then after my grandma passed away-I visited a few times with her an Uncle Mike in Baraboo with my kids. It was always a wonderful visit and I even got some zucchini recipes one year-which are tucked away. We exchanged Christmas cards and I always enjoyed her words. Again, much like my grandma, Marie had great old words of wisdom and mom advice to share! My last wonderful memories of her were at the weddings of two of my cousins in recent years. We had a few beers, and at one of them she knew the band! (go figure!). The world has a little less cheer and a little less music this week, but the heavens are a polka party and a family reunion for sure is taking place. I know she was welcomed with open arms by all her siblings and their spouses. Many hugs to Great Uncle Mike--he is one hell of a guy too!! I raise a Blackberry sour in honor of one great lady!!! May memories flow this week for you all. Love Dionne (Dennis's Daughter)

Kim Carter March 24, 2021

Kevin’s sister-in-law Mattoon , Illinois

Kevin and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Clearly, Marie made a positive impact on many peoples lives. I always enjoy hearing stories about this spunky little lady. Kevin, I am sure she was proud that you inherited her cooking skills and her love for gardening. Prayers to your entire family.

Dennis Olson March 24, 2021

Friend Spring Green

So sorry to learn of the loss of Marie. I have many fond memories of conversations with her and Mike over the years. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Donna Mathe March 25, 2021

friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

My deepest sympathies to you, Mike. I didn't know Marie well when you were working with us in surgery. But over the years we talked often as she was out walking. Let your sweet memories fill your heart and help lead you through such a sad time. Donna Mathe

John Schmitz/Jean Tretow-Schmitz March 25, 2021

Friend Madison , Wisconsin

Dear Dwyer family our condolences at the loss of your Mom. God bless you all at this difficult time. We know that losing a parent at any age is not easy but we want to commend you for doing such a great job raising such a good mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I (John) have fond memories of her hospitality while visiting at her home near Loretto for 4H. Enjoy your many good memories of her. We just made a gift to St. Patrick's in her name.

amy bible March 28, 2021

Friend Sauk City , Wisconsin

I worked with Marie at Baraboo National. She was very fun to work with and loved her spunk.

Gary Lolwing March 29, 2021

Friend to Kevin Hazel Green , Wisconsin

Sending our deepest sympathy.