THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Mary A. Gerisch
Issue Date: April 18, 2019
Mary A. Gerisch, 84, of Marinette, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Rennes Health Care Center-East in Peshtigo.
Born Aug, 17, 1934 in Chicago, Ill., she graduated from St. Gabriel High School in 1951 and married Alfred Gerisch in 1958. Together they raised two children and lived in the Chicago suburbs, Pennsylvania, Stevens Point, West Bend and Marinette. She worked for a long time at JC Penney specializing in the drapery department.
In 1983 she graduated with honors from NWTC from the Office Assistant program and then worked at the Marinette County Court House in the Property Listing Department and Marinette County Abstract and Title.
A supportive friend to many, she was an active volunteer, loved to polka dance and sing and was a member of the Sweet Adelines for many years. The past five years were spent at Rennes East where she always had a smile for all.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred Gerisch; two children, Mark Gerisch and Joan (Don) Kaster; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Walsh and many other family members and friends.
A Celebration Of Life with visitation was held at Thielen Funeral Home in Marinette on Sunday, April 14 from 1 p.m. until time of a Christian Service at 3 p.m., followed by pie and coffee.