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MARCIA A SIKER, 86, formerly of Eau Claire, WI passed away on July 31, 2017 in Arthur, IL.
Visitation was held at 10:00 A.M., followed by a memorial service at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 26 at Evergreen Funeral Home in Eau Claire. Interment will be at Rest Haven Cemetery.
Marci was born on August 12, 1930 in Fort Sheridan, IL. She was the daughter of Floy and Marguerite (Gibson) Ashley. She married John P. Storrs in 1951. She later married Milton Siker in 1979.
She is survived by son, J. Patrick (Nancy) Storrs Jr. of West Bend, WI, daughter Carrie (Bill Payne) Storrs of Pesotum, IL; stepchildren Gigi (Joel) Andrews of Glen Allen, VA, Nancy Siker of Milwaukee, WI and Michael Siker of Eau Claire, WI; and grandchildren, AJ Storrs, Sam Storrs, and Kailee Andrews.
Marci was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brother, Lauren Ashley; and sister, Faith Kell.
Marci earned a bachelor of science in education from Wisconsin State College and a master of science in teaching from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. She was a kindergarten teacher for 10 years and a reading specialist for 20 years with the Eau Claire Area School District. She co-founded the Young Authors Conference sponsored by the Wisconsin State Reading Association and mentored many young writers and teachers.
Marci enjoyed traveling, gardening, decorating, collecting, and spending time with family and friends. She was a volunteer with numerous community organizations including Step Force at Luther Mayo Hospital, the UWEC Alumni Board and adult literacy. She was an avid supporter of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Women’s Basketball Program.
In lieu of flowers, Marci’s family suggests that memorials be given to the UWEC Women’s Basketball Program (in care of the UW-EC Foundation http://www.uwec.edu/Foundation) or to Literacy Chippewa Valley (www.literacycv.org ).
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