THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Mary Jicha Connaher, 83, of Menominee passed away on Monday, July 29.
Born on Jan. 20, 1930 in Middle Inlet to the late Emil and Lucille (Boullion) Jicha, she married Douglas Connaher on Oct. 23, 1951 in Menominee and he preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1998. A member of Resurrection Church in Menominee and the VFW Auxiliary, she liked to crochet, go camping and enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen (Peter) Sunstrom of Athelstane; two sons, Michael Connaher of Marinette and Mark (Paula) Connaher of Menominee; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; five sisters, Evelyn Nowak, Ann Vogeltanz, Dorothy (Hank) Perry, Velma Kowalski and Elaine (Donald) Olson; five brothers, George (Marie) Jicha, Clarence Jicha, Edward (Bertha) Jicha, Roger (Ruth) Jicha and Robert (Jean) Jicha and many other family members and friends.
Along with her parents and her husband, Douglas, she was preceded in death by an infant brother.
Visitation will take place at the Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 31 from 4 p.m. until time of the vigil prayer service at 6 p.m. with Fr. Mark McQuesten presiding. Further visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday, Aug. 1 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Resurrection Church in Menominee. Fr. Mark McQuesten will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee. A memorial fund has been established in her name. Expressions of sympathy and kindness can be directed to a family member.
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