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In Memoriam: Marilyn M. Kifowit


Your memorial contribution in Marilyn’s name will be placed in the
Aurora East Educational Foundation Endowment Fund.

The original obituary listing can be found here.

Marilyn M. Kifowit, 77 of Montgomery passed away peacefully on Monday, February 1, 2021 after contracting the COVID-19 virus. She was born December 12, 1943 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of the late Henry and Emily (Staffeldt) Zielke.

Marilyn was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, where she served in a number of capacities to the church and the preschool. She is a graduate of East Aurora High School and also retired from East Aurora School District 131, where she worked in the Administration office in payroll. Marilyn enjoyed the many years spent with her family at Woodhaven Lakes, baking her wonderful treats for family and friends, and knitting.

She is survived by her daughter Pamela Kifowit; her son Steven (Stephanie) Kifowit; her grandchildren, Alexandria (William II) Wagner, Sabrina Kifowit and Samuel Kifowit; her great grandchildren, William Wagner III and Jonathan Wagner; her three brothers Donald Zielke, David (Ann) Zielke, Norman (Elaine) Zielke; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces, along with grand pups Buffy, Ozzie, Smoke and Honey.

She is finally joining the love of her life, her husband Jim Kifowit, in Heaven. She is also preceded in death by her parents and her sister-in-law Dorothy Zielke.

A memorial service is not being held at this time due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic and the family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials in Marilyn’s name be directed to the Aurora East Educational Foundation Endowment Fund, at the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, PO Box 4786, Aurora IL 60507 –, or to St. Olaf Lutheran Church and Preschool, 1233 Douglas Road., Montgomery IL 60538. Arrangements by The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora IL 60506. For further information please call 630-897-9291 or visit to leave an online condolence.


Your memorial contribution in Marilyn’s name will be placed in the
Aurora East Educational Foundation Endowment Fund.

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