Margie Filitz, age 57, of Neillsville, WI died Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville.
Margie Jane Filitz was born on March 4, 1960 at home in Granton, WI the daughter of Judson and Lucille (Schmidt) Phipps. She graduated from Granton High School in 1978 and was united in marriage to Frankie D. Filitz on January 19, 1979 at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. Her parents owned Jud's Corner Café in Granton where she helped out. Later, Margie and her daughter Candi would operate the café under the new name of J.C.'s Bar and Grill. While running the café , Margie and Frankie also farmed on Poertner Road in the Town of Levis. In 2001, they sold the café. Margie continued to help with farming and she held various jobs in the area. Most recently she cleaned at Stone's Throw Restaurant in Hatfield until her health forced her to retire.
She was a member of the Central Wisconsin Country Dancers and a past member of the Saddle Tramps Horse Club. Her hobbies included bowling, darts, horses, fishing and tending to her flowers.
She is survived by her husband, Frankie, a daughter, Candi Hericks of Neillsville, WI and two grandchildren, Phoenix Hericks and Kali Hericks both of Neillsville, a brother, Tommy (Robin Schmitt) Phipps of Granton, WI, a sister, Nancy Wagner of Marshfield, WI and nieces and nephews, Anthony (Enya Patterson) Phipps of Granton, WI, Jason (Jennifer) Phipps of California, Francis (Lorraine) Wagner of Abbotsford, WI and Charlotte Wagner of Colorado.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Arthur Wagner.
A Memorial Service for Margie will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Friday at the Gesche Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery at a later date.
Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Margie's family with Funeral arrangements.