Mary R. Marynik, 59

Mary R. Marynik (nee McDonald), 59, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011.

Mary was born on July 5, 1951, to Donald and Helen (nee Miskulin) McDonald in Ashland. She married Edward F. Marynik on Dec. 4, 1971 at Holy Hill Basilica in Hubertus. Mary was a special person who loved to travel and see the many wonders of this world. She found it more fulfilling to show these wonders to her children than to teach it to them from a book. Mary and Ed continued to travel after the boys were grown. After working many years, she made a career change and went back to school and became a Certified Medical Assistant to help many more people. She was a nurse for 18 years before retiring.

Mary is survived by her husband Ed; children Brian (Lisa) of Brookfield, Bradley of West Bend and Thomas (Deana) of Rio Rancho, N.M. She is further survived by her dear grandchildren Lauren and Morgan, Ryan and Tyler, her mother Helen, sisters Patricia (Richard) Nowakowski of Mukwonago, Barbara McDonald of Pewaukee, and "Tuttie" (Greg) Palmer of Richfield; niece Helena; nephews Ryan and Eric; other relatives, and dear friends. Mary is preceded in death by her father Donald McDonald.

A funeral service for Mary will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Dr. in West Bend with the Rev. Charles Conley presiding. Visitation will be from 4 until 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the funeral home only. Private entombment will take place at Washington County Memorial Park.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, (262) 338-2050 or