Marilyn J. Sass

Marilyn J. Sass, 82, of Fond du Lac, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Manor Care Nursing Home.  Her family was at her side after her long struggle with kidney disease.  Marilyn was born on July 31, 1930 in Fond du Lac, a daughter of Frank and Marie (Ludwig) Tabbert Sr.

Marilyn was first married to Hilton Sass who passed away in 1949.  She later married Otis Sass who died in 1985.

Marilyn was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, traveling and loved her time with family and friends. 

She is survived by five children, David (Karen) Sass of Eden WI, Ruth Locke of Ozawkie KS, Karen (David) Mercado of Jefferson WI, Robert (Special Friend, Carrie) Sass of Chilton WI and Tary (Amy) Sass of Eden WI; 14 grandchildren, Michael (Kelly) Copp, Marvin Copp, Dustin (Angela) Jones, Jenny King, Christa (Thomas) Parker, Jessica (Elliot) Kay, Colt (Andrea) Petrash, Kenneth (Amy) Schmitz, Tabitha Sass, Kaitlyn Sass, Kylie Sass, Rose Barton, William Sass and Ariel Sass; 14 great grandchildren; one brother, Norbert Tabbert of North Fond du Lac; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding Marilyn in death are her parents, husbands, one sister, Dorothy, three brothers, Frank Tabbert, Vernon Tabbert and Orville Tabbert.  

Visitation and Services:  Marilyn’s family will receive relatives and friends at the Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM.  Private family burial services will be held on Saturday, December 15.  Burial will be in Empire Cemetery. 

Memorials in her name may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation at

Zacherl Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. .