Marilyn J. Streetman-Falck, 75, passed away peacefully, with Jerry and friends at her side, Friday, March 3, 2017, at her home in Decorah. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah, with Rev. Phil Gibbs officiating. Burial is Thursday, March 9, at 1:30 p.m. at Saint Francis de Sales Cemetery in Lake Geneva, Wis. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, one hour before the service, at the church. Casket bearers are Howard Barlow, Robert Carolan, James Ehrie, Carleton Haugen, Craig Newhouse and Richard Svenson. Organist is Mary Beth Bouska. Soloist is Ellen Rockne (“Edelweiss,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Amazing Grace.”) Interment is at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Saint Francis de Sales Cemetery in Lake Geneva, Wis.
Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is serving the family, along with the Derrick Funeral Home of Lake Geneva, Wis. Online condolences may be made at fjelstul.com.
Marilyn Jean (Polulach) Streetman-Falck was born Nov. 14, 1941, at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of John and Jean (Andrews) Polulach. She attended Richard Edwards Elementary School in Chicago and Riverside Brookfield High School in Riverside, Ill., graduating with the class of 1959. Marilyn attended Mount Mary University in Wauwatosa, Wis. and graduated with the class of 1963 with a B.A. degree in clothing and textiles. She made her career in clothing design in Chicago, as a photographer, stylist, in advertising for Tatham Laird and worked on STP ads for Mario Andretti. She owned an art gallery in Aspen, Colo. and owned a Jeep rental agency in Aspen, as well. Marilyn met Jerry Falck in 1983, and they divided their time between Decorah and Lake Geneva, Wis.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Jerry Falck of Decorah; one sister, Barbara (Larry) Sovern of Cedar Rapids; one niece, Lindsey (Matthew) Urbanek of Overland Park, Kan., and their sons, Gray Declan Urbanek and Sylas John Urbanek; and by one nephew, John Brett Sovern of Clearwater, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jean Polulach; and her brother, John George Polulach.
Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.