Mary P. Seelentag

June 18, 1944 - June 11, 2011

Mary P. Seelentag of Waukesha died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Waukesha Springs at the age of 66. She was born in Milwaukee on June 18, 1944, the daughter of Gerald Sr. and Patricia (nee Taugher) Hekkers.

Mary attended Catholic Memorial High School, where she learned to type 90 words per minute (wpm) and take shorthand at 85 wpm. She started working at a young age at the Waukesha Central Delicatessen before becoming the secretary at Gimbelís Department Store, where she put her typing and shorthand skills to good use. Mary was a lifetime member and volunteer of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she met her very good friend Gabriela Moersfelder, who is a pastoral associate. They have been close friends for the past five years. Mary enjoyed expressing herself through art, working with wood, fabrics, paper and various other mediums. Her holiday artwork could always be found on her door as well as the doors of the other residents on her wing. Mary was an outgoing person who always enjoyed visiting with people and motivating them to explore their creative side.

Mary is survived by her children, Kimberly Anne Kellerman of Wilderville, Ore., Karrie LeAnne (Sean) McDonough of Valley Village, Calif., and Robert Michael "Bobby" (Karen) Seelentag II of Hollywood, Calif.; grandchildren; and her siblings, Thomas (Vicki) Hekkers of Waukesha, Jeff (Mary Therese) Hekkers of Oconomowoc and Debra (Jeff) Stenbach of Eagle. She is further survived by her sister-in-law, Nancy Hekkers; her friend, Gabriela Moersfelder; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Gerald Jr. and Kevin.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Thursday, June 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Bill Key will preside. Graveside services will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to the Activity Center at Waukesha Springs, 1810 Kensington Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.

The family extends a huge expression of gratitude to Gabriela, aka Mighty Mouse, for her unwavering friendship and loving care for Mary, believing God will reward her with a crown for her compassion, dedication and understanding of Maryís needs.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.