THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Mary A. Klumb
Issue Date: April 25, 2019
Mary Ann (Neumeier) Klumb, 86, passed away Tuesday April 23, 2019
Born April 21, 1933 in Menominee, Mi., to the late Minnie (Garske) and Joseph F. Neumeier, she graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School in 1951 and received a B.A. from Mount Mary College in 1955. She married Philip C. Klumb on April 28, 1956 and they spent 49 years together until his death on Dec. 25, 2005.
A woman of great faith, she was an active member of Holy Spirit Parish in Menominee and shaped the future of many children as a religious education teacher for many years. Deeply rooted in the community, she volunteered in the Menominee Women's Club, American Legion Auxiliary, the Catholic Central HS Foundation, St. Anne's Sodality and Marinette Elks Club.
She loved to see new places and travel, but home was where her heart belonged. She was a good cook and liked large family gatherings. Her quilts are a legacy of her love for creating. She enjoyed playing bridge, going to lunch and dinner, drinking coffee at McDonald's with her friends, going to the Senior Center and attending her grandchildrens events.
Above all, she was a loving wife, dedicated mother and raised her six children the best way she knew. She taught them how to love and laugh and how to keep the faith in good times and bad. She kept them close to her and to each other and was proud of each of them.
She is survived by six children, Joseph (Joann) Klumb and Jerry (Lisa) Klumb, both of Marinette, Mary Jo (Steve) Haines and and Maureen (Joel) Johnson, both of Green Bay, John (Sue) Klumb of Menominee and Peggy (the late Michael) Gardon of Peshtigo; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a dear friend, Father Jed Patrick.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Philip; her in-laws, Howard and Edith Klumb; a son-in-law, Michael Gardon and many aunts; uncles and cousins.
Visitation will take place at Anderson Kell Funeral Home in Menominee on Sunday, April 28 from 3 p.m. until time of a Vigil Prayer Service at 7 p.m., with Fr. Abraham Mupparathara presiding, followed with Rosary Prayers by St. Anne's Sodality. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Monday, April 29 at 10 a.m. Monsignor John Patrick and Fr. Abraham Mupparathara will concelebrate, followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee. A memorial fund has been established and expressions can be directed to a family member.