Mary Ann Toft, 79|
Ann Toft (nee Balice) passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at the age
of 79 years. She was born on June 8, 1934 in Racine to Joseph and Anna
(nee Sarto) Balice.
Mary was incredibly devoted to her family. She began her career
teaching, however, she made family her career when her children were
born. She loved spending all her free time with them crafting,
vacationing and just loving life.
Mary was also a very faithful Catholic. She was a long-time member of
Holy Angels Catholic Church where she taught religious education for
many years. Mary will be deeply missed by all those that knew and loved
In addition to her family and faith, Mary also had a dedication to being
active. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, and playing racquetball and was
also a member of the West Bend Country Club. Mary tried to stay as
active as possible even through her illness.
Mary is survived by her husband of 55 years, David; children Christine
(Ron) Reichert and Anne (Ken) Sillars; and grandchildren Kayla, Heidi,
Rose Reichert, and Cory and Ashly Sillars. She is further survived by
her brother James Balice and sister Susan (Ed) Ladwig. Mary is preceded
in death by her parents Joseph and Anna Balice.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
12, 2013, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 138 N. Eighth Ave., in West
Bend with the Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. Visitation will be at the
church from 9:30-10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Burial to follow
at Holy Angels Catholic Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all her amazing
friends, family and caregivers who have helped Mary during her
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262)