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Marianne L. Sacia

September 17, 2021 | 5 comments

Marianne L. Sacia, 93, of Galesville, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2021 at Marinuka Manor Care Center in Galesville.  She was born February 15, 1928 to Harry and Mary (Scott) Phillipson.  She married Leon Sacia on October 6, 1950 at the Presbyterian Church in Galesville.

Marianne graduated from Bay View High School in Milwaukee and later from the St. Francis School of Nursing in La Crosse. She worked as a Registered Nurse for many years, before coming the first Director of Nurses at Marinuka Manor.

She loved to read, play cards and enjoyed a good crossword puzzle.  She and Leon both enjoyed curling and were longtime members of the Galesville Curling Club.  She learned to golf after her family was raised and played many rounds with friends.  She and Leon retired and moved to Arizona, when Leon had health problems She spent many hours in the outdoors and endless hours with a canvas and her paint brushes.

She is survived by her sons, Mark (Shirley) Sacia, Tracy Sacia(Renee Frazier); daughters, Sylvia (Rob) Chassner, Beth Sacia Douglas; grandchildren, Jonathan Harrison, Kyle (Kattie) Sacia, Kara Sacia (Seth Leonard), Cody (Rachel) Olsen, David Olsen (Emily Heaser); 4 great-grandchildren; step-brother, Llaird Hunter; brother-in-law, Calvin Ryder; sister-in-law, Kathy Phillipson; and nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Leon Sacia, parents, Harry Phillipson and Mary (Norman) Hunter; infant daughter, Julie Sacia; daughter, Kay Sacia; sisters, Claire (Jack) Wukawitz, Irene Ryder; brother, Paul Phillipson; step-brother, Norman “Sonny” (Iris) Hunter; step-sister-in-law, Theresa Hunter.

The family would like to thank the care providers of Marinuka Manor Care Center in Galesville for their exceptional care.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Presbyterian Church in Galesville.   Pastor Mike Hibbs will officiate.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be held at the Pinecliff Cemetery.  Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.



  1. Renee Frazier

    My deepest sympathy to the Sacia Family! I’ve loved Marianne for the last 21 years as if she was my mother-in-law! She was an amazing Woman! She always had a huge smile! And she always wanted to feed us. And I Loved her hugs! She was a very Bright Soul! I remember all the times Marianne and Berta came to LaCrescent to go to BINGO with my Dad and myself. Those were Amazing Days. Also when she found out Moriah loved Art, she spent lots of time helping Moriah but made it fun. Moriah still calls her Grandma Sacia and loved her as such. So Tracy Sacia has 3 children, 3 greatgrand children , And 3great Great grandaughters! And she will be greatly missed by us ALL! We Love you Always Marianne!

    • Donna Bortle

      My deepest sympathies to Marianne’s family I so enjoyed working with her at Marinuka Manor such a fun lady and always a helping hand to us aids! A wonderful lady💖💖💖

  2. Mary Mickschl

    Mark and Shirley,
    My prayers are with you. I am sure you had many wonderful memories. God bless you.

  3. Judy & Bill Montgomery

    Our prayers and our thoughts are with your family. Marianne was a very special lady and we have many fond memories of our times together. We’re sorry we can’t be there with you but know that we are thinking of her.

    Bill and Judy (Sacia) Montgomery
    Boca Raton, FL

  4. Mary (Sacia) Jaeger

    Great memories of Marianne, fun loving, well respected Galesville resident. She was one of my first Nurse supervisors as a Nurses Aide at Marinuka Manor back in 1975. She was so much fun at our yearly Sacia reunions, and beautiful voice leading us in cherished music. Grandma Spittler adored her, and my parents (Bob & Joyce) thought highly of her nurse leadership.


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