BROOKFIELD/ LA CROSSE
Mary Ann Wartinbee
Oct. 4, 1932 — Sept. 20, 2017 Mary Ann Wartinbee, 84, of Brookfield and Waukesha, was reunited with her husband on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. She was born in La Crosse on Oct. 4, 1932 to Joseph and Selma (Hole) Maier. She attended Logan High School, graduating in 1950. She was married to James R. Wartinbee Sr. of La Crosse for 62 years. In her early years of marriage while raising a young family, she worked as a nurse’s aide at the Madison Veterans Hospital.
Always a giving person, she volunteered many hours for her church, Jaycettes (past state president) and the Waukesha Service Club.
Her generous ways extended to her family and friends sharing special times, baking Christmas cookies, fudge, knitting Christmas stockings and finishing hand-made ceramics gifts for every holiday.
She is survived by her three son: James Jr. (Mary), Dr. Daniel R. (Betty), and Steven (Karen) Wartinbee.
She was the proud grandmother (Nana) to Marie (Jacob) Junkmann, Dr. Daniel A. (Anna) Wartinbee, Timothy (Jenny) Wartinbee, Emily (Ty) Landers, Michael (Jenaille-Northey) Wartinbee, and Jared Wartinbee and a proud “adopted Nana” to many fortunate extended relatives. She was also a loving great-nana to Jayce and Madeline Junkmann, Daniel Jr. and John Wartinbee, Jack Landers, and TJ Wartinbee Jr.
She is further survived by brothers James (Carol), Robert, and Joseph (Marilyn) Maier and a sister Linda (James) Curtis, and also by her in-laws, John Bruemmer, Jack Wartinbee, Ann (James) Reeve, and Lois (Gary) Stuhr. She was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, and sisters-in-law Shirley Maier, Cecilia Wartinbee, Marge Wartinbee, Jean Bruemmer, Ellen Wartinbee, and brother-in-law Bob Wartinbee.
For its wonderful caregiving and friendship, the family extends our deep thanks and gratitude to the management and staff at Congregational Home Brookfield.
A memorial service will be held in Brookfield at Congregational Home, 13900 W. Burleigh Road, at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25.
Funeral services will also be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 831 Main Street, La Crosse. Father Patrick Augustine will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services.
Memorials may be given to Christ Episcopal Church in La Crosse, the Congregational Home of Brookfield or Katie’s Kloset in Waukesha.
Funeral Home of La Crosse is assisting with arrangements. Online
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