|Marian Merzke Roegner|
|Marian Anna Merzke|
Marian worked for some time as a box maker. Her real job in life was being a homemaker. She kept an immaculate house that even included curtains on the windows of the garage. She had four sets of matching chair pads, tablecloths, and curtain tiebacks for the kitchen that she changed with the seasons. She was an expert in the kitchen turning out such treats as pies, cookies, fruit breads and fudge. She kept singing canaries, a collie named Kipper, and a beautiful garden. Walt worked as a painter and paper hanger. He was later employed by the Eastman Kodak Company. Walt could build or repair anything. He and Marian salvaged parts from broken things they found on their daily walks. Everything was organized and kept on shelves lined with white shelf paper. Even after Walt was too old to climb a ladder, friends would ask for his help. He would supply the tools and the know how, supervising while they did the work.