Mary Fay Fiebrink (nee Wray)
Mary Fay Fiebrink (nee Wray) passed away January 2, 2018 at AngelsGrace Hospice with her daughter and son-in-law at her side. Prior to her illness, she resided at Kirkland Crossings Retirement Community in Pewaukee.
Mary was born in Milwaukee on January 29, 1928, to Gladys (nee Smith) and Charles Wray. She attended Milwaukee public schools and graduated from North Division High School. She attended Carroll College for two years. On June 4, 1949, she married her high school sweetheart George E. Fiebrink. They lived in New Berlin and were married for 64 years before he preceded her in death on July 30, 2013. They were longtime members of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Waukesha.
For most of her life, Mary was a homemaker. Midlife, she went to work as a dental receptionist for Dr. Mark Boettcher and stayed for many years. She was a wonderful cook who could duplicate recipes just by taste. Her secret ingredient was love. She liked working in her yard, tending her flowers and numerous varieties of hostas. Mary enjoyed sewing, quilting, participating in the Ruth Circle of St. Mark’s, acting in plays, playing bingo and bunco, and taking field trips while living at Kirkland the last four years.
Mary and George were blessed with three children: son Mark (Dianne) Fiebrink, daughter Dianne (Michael) Mockler, and son Todd (Patricia Van Antwerpen) Fiebrink; three grandchildren, Adam (Lauralee) Fiebrink, Rebecca (Ariane Alexander) Fiebrink, and Stephanie (Timothy) Broderick; three great-grandchildren; Lilian and Gregory Fiebrink and Madeline Broderick. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, George, and her son, Todd.
The visitation for Mary will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the start of services at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 424 Hyde Park Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188 on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Pastor D. Andrew Fetters will officiate. The family asks that gifts be donated to St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
The family is so grateful for Kelli Luterbach’s faithful and loving companionship over the last four years. Mary looked forward to Tuesdays and Thursdays with Kelli, who was family when family couldn’t be present.
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