Marilyn J. (Bruns) Cascio; loving mother, grandmother, and aunt; passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022 at the age of 73; born on June 2, 1949 in DuQuoin, IL, the daughter of John W. and Agnes (Epplin) Bruns .
Marilyn was passionate about teaching and helping others. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education and taught math at Sparta High School for over 35 years. Marilyn was known for the dedication she showed to her students and patience, giving them extra help with assignments after school anytime she was asked. She was an incredibly kind and generous person. Marilyn was happiest playing with her grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Marilyn was also a dedicated member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta.
She is survived by two daughters – Andrea (Collin) Timm of Ellicott, MD and Cheryl Cascio of Sparta, IL; two granddaughters – Amelia and Clara Timm; four siblings – Joyce (Harold) Emling of DuQuoin, IL, Angie (Bob Gonsowski) Bruns of Herrin, IL, Jerry (Carla) Bruns of Pinckneyville, IL, and Greg (Barb) Bruns of Pinckneyville, IL; many nieces and nephews.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children or St. Bruno Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation for Miss Cascio will be held on Monday, December 5, 2022 at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Father Iuvenis Iheme will lead in prayer at 11:00 a.m. before going in procession to St. Bruno Catholic Cemetery in Pinckneyville, IL for committal services.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements