December 22, 1930November 4, 2018

Marilyn Martha “Oma” Mrogik December 22, 1930 - November 4, 2018

Marilyn peacefully entered into rest on All Saints Sunday, November 4th, 2018.

Marilyn was born on December 22nd 1930 in Toledo, Ohio to Martha Wilhelm Hauser and William Fritz Hauser. After receiving her degree in nursing she served as 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force as a pediatric nurse specialist. Marilyn married Capt. James Robert Mrogik (U.S. Army) on June 26th, 1957 on March Air Force Base in Riverside, California.

Although life in the armed services would eventually bring them to Fort Gordon, Georgia and the Augusta area, it also afforded them the opportunity to travel around the country and around the world. Their first child, James, was born in Riverside, California. A second child, Martha, was born in Toledo, Ohio and their third child, Heide-marie, was born in Nuremburg, Germany.

Following Captain Mrogik’s service in Vietnam, the family settled into their dream home in Appling, Georgia. Capt. Mrogik lost his valiant battle with cancer in 1975. Marilyn raised their three children on her own, working as a pediatric RN until her retirement. She was active in the bowling leagues at Ft. Gordon, was a member of The German-American Club and enjoyed being an active member of The Family Y where she would challenge younger people to “keep up”. She was a founding member of The Columbia County Cares Food Pantry and was a charter member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Evans where she served as the head of the Alter Guild. She loved her church and participated regularly in services until her dementia would no longer allow her to attend.

She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her sense of humor, and her meticulous attention to detail. Her final wishes were honored by having a few sips of cold beer, a piece of sweet chocolate, and saying goodbye to her three children.

Marilyn is survived by her three children, James W. “Moe” Mrogik of Augusta, Martha M. Perkins (Bill) of Evans, and Heide-marie Martin (Dean) also of Evans, her wonderful grandchildren, Brittany Perry of Conway, AR, Heather Perry of Asheville, NC, Robert Martin of Norman, OK, and Chris Martin of Evans, GA, and her loving loyal sister Lydia Foehring (Ed) of Princeton, Illinois and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

The family will be honoring Marilyn’s request to have a simple graveside service on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Bellevue Cemetery in Grovetown, Georgia. She will be cremated and laid to rest with her loving husband.

The final chapter of her journey was not traveled alone. The family sincerely wishes to thank the staff at Camellia Walk in the memory care unit “The Veranda” and her new-found family of private duty sitters along with Dr. Naseem and Helping Hands Hospice.

Heide wishes to personally thank all those that supported her and her mother in this seven year journey of vascular dementia: Attorney Frank W. Allen, Family Practice at Fort Gordon, Georgia, Dr. Paul Fischer, Dr. Sanders Callaway, The Eye Guys, Augusta ENT and Augusta ENT audiology department, Dr. Jason Lee, Ret. Lt. Col. Mike Herrington, Joseph Lowe, V.A representative, her husband and two sons, Dean, Robert and Chris.

“Auf Wiedersehen Oma” “It’s no fun being good!”

In lieu of flowers Marilyn and the family asked that monetary donations be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 4232 Evans to Locks Rd., Evans, Ga.30809, for: “Alter Guild” and/or The Hale Foundation 402 Walker Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 17, 2018


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Sherrica Moss

November 11, 2018

Oma was such a joy to work with over the two years I’ve known her. We laughed, acted silly, and she even taught me a little German. She was always willing to help no matter what the task. Oma will truly be missed. But I know she’s smiling down on us all.

Santa Clause

November 11, 2018

Be Good.

“ Its no fun being good”

Melissa Jordan

November 9, 2018

I can’t begin to express how laughter and joy Oma brought to my life!!! We spent many Friday’s at the Salon acting way too silly!! She always said “You’ve got to laugh thru life or forget it!” In this picture she decided she was too tired to sit up, so she said “just wake me when you’re done!” She will truly be missed and I pray that all of the family will find peace and comfort in the days to come!!

Heide and “ Scooter” Martin/ Moss

November 9, 2018


Cynthia Fuller

November 9, 2018

So glad I had the pleasure of knowing Oma at Shiloh United Methodist Church. She has been missed since she left. She was such a sweet, kind hearted and fun loving friend. RIP Oma.

Heide Martin

November 9, 2018

Tina McKeithan

November 8, 2018

We love you Oma. You will he missed.
Love Tina and Cierra

Kim Houston

November 8, 2018

My thoughts and prayers to the Martin family at this sad time.