Marie E. Wessling, age 77 of Batesville, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg. Born September 6, 1938 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Agnes (Nee: Bohman) and Joseph Wessling. She was a member of St. Louis Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1130.
For Marie, work was her life & hobby. She spent 51 years at Hillenbrand’s as the switchboard operator and customer service contact before retiring in 2014 in addition to working as a sales clerk at CVS part time for 20 years. At Hillenbrand’s she set the standard for customer service going beyond her required duties and earned a reputation for being able to find anyone anywhere! She was the voice of Batesville Casket for five decades. Marie enjoyed going out to eat with family and friends and breakfast was her favorite. As a lifelong member of St. Louis Church, her faith was important to her. Family was extremely significant to Marie. It meant a great deal to her to be able to care for her parents in their later years. Her great nieces and nephews were like grandchildren to her and she delighted in attending all of their academic, athletic and musical events. On a lighter note, Marie was famous for her jello salads at family events and her close connections with Becky’s Best Cakes. She prided herself in finding a good bargain and was excited to share the deal.
She is survived by her brother Joe (Elaine) Wessling of Batesville; nephew Neal (Deb) Wessling of Batesville; niece Gail (Tim) Timonera of Homestead, Florida; great nieces Kayla and Kendra Wessling and great nephews Blaine and Bryce Timonera. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation is Friday, April 1st, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 4 p.m. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2nd at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to St. Louis School or the Hansen Center.