Marilyn “Midge” I. Blackinton, age 92, of Twin Lakes, WI, died on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Aurora Medical Center Kenosha. Daughter of the late Hazel Puckey and James and Grace DeTolve, Midge was born on August 4, 1930, in Chicago, IL. On February 14, 1976, in Woodstock, IL, she was united in marriage to Oliver “Ollie” Blackinton, who preceded her in death in 1982. Midge worked as a receptionist at Breezy Hill Nursery for almost 30 years, retiring at age 90. She was very involved with the Twin Lakes Seniors Club and worked in the kitchen. Midge was a lifetime member of the VFW auxiliary. In her free time, she enjoyed playing cards, spending time with her friends, playing slot machines, dancing, traveling, and she especially loved going to different restaurants. She was friendly with all people she met including the cooks and waitresses and has even had dishes named after her.
Midge is survived by her children, Eileen Groth (Joan Moran), Colleen Epping, Garry (Lisa) Sullivan, Kathy (Tim) Wetzel, and Kari (Jim) Stoller; grandchildren, Matthew Groth (Matt Wicklander), Steve (Christen) Groth, Jill (Jeff) Elliott, Megan (Doug) Merklin, Bradd (Megan) Epping, Carli (Joe) Schmaling, Ryan (Jessica) Sullivan, Lauren (Jacob) Gooch, Grant Sullivan, Morgan Sullivan, Travis (Jamie) Wetzel, Gia (Cyle) Lagerwall, Tyler Stoller (Kristen Auckland), Tatum (Ryan) Jaslowski; great-grandchildren, Donovin, Jordan, Ari, Analeigh, Maelyn, Brecken, Trevin, Tyler, Teagan, Averie, Elli, Case, Wells, Cade, Evelyn, Nora, Mya, Gemma, Ezra, Olive, and Neal; sister, Cherie (John) Dale.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hazel DeTolve, James and Grace DeTolve; husband, Ollie; sisters, Muriel (Charles) Massaro and Donna (Jim) Duffy; brother Jim DeTolve; son-in-law, Jerome Epping; and former husband, Barry Sullivan.
A celebration of life gathering will be held at the Twin Lakes Country Club Red Barn Outdoor Pavilion, 1230 Legion Dr., Twin Lakes, on Sunday, June 25th from 2:00PM until 6:00PM, at which time a service will take place. Memorial donations in Midge’s honor can be made to the Twin Lakes Rescue Squad, 236 E. Main St., Twin Lakes, WI, 53181. Online obituary and condolences at haaselockwoodfhs.com. Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home and Crematory of Twin Lakes is honored to assist Midge’s family.