Mary Ann Schuerman, 70

Mrs. Mary Ann Schuerman, of Riverview Drive in the town of Grafton, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Feb. 27, 2015.

She had celebrated her 70th birthday the day before.

Mary Ann was born in Peoria, Ill., on Feb. 26, 1945, the only daughter of David and Anna Marie Beckman Hamrick.

She grew up in Milwaukee and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy with the class of 1963. Mary Ann was united in marriage with Daniel Sylvester on May 31, 1969, at St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church in South Milwaukee. The couple lived in Milwaukee and raised three sons before welcoming a daughter later in life. Mary Ann earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1979 and took “her dream position” with the Milwaukee Public Museum. Mary Ann later married Michael Schuerman on April 29, 2000, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Milwaukee and the couple moved to Grafton. Mrs. Schuerman worked for Robert Baird before taking a position with US Bank as a security specialist. She was due to retire this month after 13 years on the job.

Mary Ann was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Parish in Grafton, as well as a member of the Cedarburg Artists Guild.

She had a lifelong talent for painting, and her art graces the homes of her family and friends.

Mrs. Schuerman also held interests in South Western Native American artifacts and culture, anthropology, traveling, gardening and most recently, water gardening.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband Michael, daughter Ann Marie (Timothy) Felhofer of West Allis, sons Bradley (Kristin) Hueble of Milwaukee, Jeffrey and Brian Hueble, both of Port Washington. She is further survived by four grandchildren, Autumn Rain, Sequoia and Tykota Hueble and Matthew Felhofer, with a new granddaughter eagerly anticipated to arrive in June. Other survivors include her former husband, Dan Sylvester of Waukegan, Ill., other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at St. Joseph Parish, 1619 Washington St., Grafton.

The family will receive visitors Monday at the church from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Memorials are suggested in her name to the St. Vincent De Paul Society. The Eernisse Funeral Home in Cedarburg is assisting the family with arrangements.

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