Marianne Stoery


1930-2017


Marianne Stoery was a past Board Member of Skokie Valley Skating Club and active Senior. She ice danced on club sessions three times a week through her late fifties when she suffered a serious collision that ended a long skating career as well as her golfing.

Marianne began her training in figure skating at the Chicago Arena with the Chicago FSC during the school year, and trained in St. Paul and Canada in the summer. She declined invites to skate professionally in order to attend Stephen's College.

As a parent of two competitive figure skaters (now coaches Debbie and Jodi), she volunteered as the Test Chair of the Wagon Wheel FSC where she drove ninety minutes one way to train at the Wagon Wheel Resort. She also performed in Wagon Wheel ice shows with a fire baton, having trained as a competitive baton twirler and led parades in Chicago as a teenager at the end of World War II.

One of her coaches was killed in the US World Team plane crash (1961) which led to formation of the USFS Memorial Fund. Memorial contributions in honor of Marianne Stoery should be made to that fund, according to the wishes of her family.