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Mary O. Emmes
Mary O. Emmes, 92, of Marinette passed away on Wednesday, April 3 at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.
Born on Jan. 5, 1921 to the late Louis and Olive (Kohn) Bretl in Menominee, she married Edward Emmes on Sept. 27, 1941 at Epiphany Catholic Church in Menominee. He preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1979.
During her early years she worked as a housekeeper for several area families and following the death of her husband in 1979 was employed at the Luther Home, working there for 15 years. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed gardening, cooking, crocheting, crossword puzzles, playing the slots, crafts, as well as beadwork. She was a member of Holy Family Parish.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy Brown of Marinette and Candice (Jeffrey) Brown of Wausaukee; two sons, Robert (Sandy) Emmes of Baraboo and James (Roberta) Emmes, sr. of Marinette: 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Edward, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Theresa; a son, Edward, jr.; a great-grandson, Joshua and a brother and three sisters.
Friends called at Thielen Funeral Home on Saturday, April 6 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral services followed at 6 p.m. with Seminarian Edward Looney officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery Menominee.