Calista M. Maresch
May 21, 1914 – Nov. 14, 2010
Calista M. Maresch of Waukesha passed away peacefully
Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Seasons Hospice at the age of 96. She was born
May 21, 1914, in Valley Junction, the daughter of Wilbur and Sophia (Farr)
After graduating from high school, she attended and
graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. Later, she learned to
fly an airplane and achieved her solo wings. On April 26, 1941, she
married John A. Maresch. Together, they operated the Towne Inn in Mauston,
retiring in 1973 after 25 years. She lovingly cared for her father and
sister in their final years. Her greatest achievement was the selfless
giving of her time to all her family and others. She was a member of Grace
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Patricia J.
(Donald) McKee of Sarasota, Fla., John M. Maresch of Waukesha, Eileen K.
Vanden Boom-Mejchar (Richard Mejchar) of Waukesha and Paul M. (Debbie)
Maresch of Mauston; a son-in-law, Dale Vanden Boom; and a daughter-in-law,
Sholly Cabanac of Milwaukee. She was the dear grandmother of Wendy Bryan
of Milwaukee, Amie (James) Rivest of Sun Prairie, Mark (Sarah) Vanden Boom
of Mukwonago, Julie Maresch of Milwaukee, Mary (Matt) Nelson of
Greenfield, Jacob Maresch of Mauston and Jordan Maresch of Mauston. She
was also the loving greatgrandmother of Sarah, Emily, Abby, Ryan, Kate,
Lauryn, Caroline and Elias. She is further survived by special loved ones
Richard (Helen Oelke) Haase, Beverly Novak, Mary Cox and Irma Barreto,
nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John A.
Maresch, on Dec. 14, 1981; and by her sisters, Edna Manley and Willa
Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the 3:30
p.m. funeral service Thursday, Nov. 18, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110
S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Arthur Koepsell will preside. Private
family entombment will take place at Prairie Home Cemetery.
If desired, memorials are appreciated and will be given
to Seasons Hospice and Meals on Wheels for their gracious service and
For further information, please call Randle-Dable
Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com
for directions or to leave an online tribute.