Mary M. Dempsey

Mary M. Dempsey, 75, of Waupaca, formerly of West Bend, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at Bethany Home in Waupaca.

She was born on Dec. 8, 1931 in the town of Barton, Washington County, a daughter of the late Loyal and Hildegard (Otten) Moran.

She married Terrence Dempsey on May 1, 1954 in Barton. He preceded her in death on March 4, 2004.

Mary is survived by a son, Michael (Susan) Dempsey of Santa Maria, Calif. and their son, Paul Webster; five daughters, Kathy (Glenn) Doman of West Bend and their children, Matt, Heidi (Kent) Kilbourn, Peter and Katherine; Maureen (George) Jorgensen of Manawa and their children, Jackie (Brian) Tucker, GW, Roz, Gennie and Frank; Ann (Randy) Johnson of Vandalia, Mich. and their children, JR (Tonya), Julie (Jeff) Folsom, Michael (Shelly), Nathan (Danielle); Patricia "Patti" (Michael) Dempsey-Paul of West Bend and their children, AJ, Rachel, Laura and Joseph; and Margaret "Peggy" (Pat) Hagen of Rhinelander and their children, Heather (Andy) Taylor, Jennifer and Andy.

Ten great-grandchildren also survive along with three sisters, Bernadine (Herb) Brace, Kathy Vetter and Nancy Olson, all of West Bend.

She is further survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terrence; her parents; and two brothers, Eugene Moran and Jerry Moran.

Mary had lived in the West Bend area for most of her life.

She earned her nursing degree from the Milwaukee County School of Nursing, and had been employed as a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital in West Bend for 40 years.

She had been a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend for many years.

Mary had done volunteer work for the Food Pantry in West Bend and had also volunteered time in the reading program at Barton Elementary School.

While living in the Waupaca area, Mary was a member of the Shepherd of The Lakes Church.

A memorial service will be held at the Shepherd of The Lakes Church in Waupaca on Sunday, June 24, at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Dean Wheeler, officiating.

Interment will be in the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery at King.

Friends may call at the Shepherd of The Lakes Church on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in the name of Mary M. Dempsey.

The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca, is assisting the family with arrangements.