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) Parker.

After graduating from high school, Calista 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 great-grandmother 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 Walter.

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. A 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 loving care.

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.