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SCHMITZ, Mary Ann, age 69

Died: Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at St. Mary's Catholic Parish in Greenwood, WI with Father Leo Johnson officiating

Visitation: from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass.

Interment: in the church cemetery

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks donations be given to any of Mary's favorite charities: American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org/,
American Red Cross https://www.redcross.org/,
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes) https://www.jdrf.org/,
Leukemia Foundation https://www.leukaemia.org.au/,
Autism Speaks https://www.autismspeaks.org/,
MS Foundation https://msfocus.org/, or
Catholic Relief Services https://www.crs.org/


Surrounded by family, and with blessed assurance, Mary Ann (Wilson) Schmitz was called to her heavenly home on February 13, 2020 at the age of 69.

Mary was born to the late Frank and Emma (Holt) Wilson on May 1, 1950 at their home on Hwy 73 in the Town of Weston, Neillsville, WI. The family later moved to Sussex, WI, and lived there until 1964, then moved back to Neillsville to live on the family farm. Mary graduated from Neillsville High School in 1968, then went on to attend Nursing School at St Joseph's in Marshfield.

In 1967, Mary met the love of her life, Richard Schmitz; they married May 22, 1971 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Neillsville. They moved onto the Schmitz family farm after their marriage and later had 4 children: Sandra, Chad, Christopher, and Eugene. They lived on the Schmitz family farm until 1993, when they moved into town in Greenwood.

She worked at Neillsville Memorial Hospital, then later at St Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield (as a CNA), and at Sport & Spine Clinic in Greenwood until her retirement. After her retirement, she still used her many skills to help care for her mother. Mary had a deep love for her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-granddaughter, going to as many of their events as possible; she also loved her flowers, reading, and doing ancestry research. She had a deep devotion to her Catholic faith and God. She was a member of St Mary's Catholic Church and St Ann's Society.

She is survived by her husband, Richard; children, Sandra (Dwane) Anderson, Maple, WI, Chad (Heidi) Schmitz, Merrill, WI, Christopher (Jana) Schmitz, Greenwood, WI, and Eugene (special friend Rachel Phillip) Schmitz, Stevens Point, WI; grandchildren, Robert Anderson, Sawyer, Carson, and Evyn Schmitz, Delten, Paetyn, Ashtyn, and Westen Schmitz, Halie and Alexander Schmitz; great-granddaughter, Alyssa Schmitz; siblings, Mike Wilson, Granton, WI, Beverly (Allan) Boon, Neillsville, WI, Dolores (James) Horn, Greenwood, WI, Diane (Tom) Kren, Neillsville, WI, Karen (Alan) Litke, Pierz, MN, and Robert (DeOna) Wilson, Neillsville, WI; sister-in-law, Pauline (Wayne) Frome, Spencer, WI; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Hubert and Marcelene Schmitz; and brothers, Harold and Frank.

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