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Mary Jane Hynes

Hynes, Mary Jane Theresa Klein

Mary Jane Theresa Klein Hynes, 88, of King (formerly of Withee) passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Wisconsin Veterans Home, King. Memorial services will be held June 22, 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Auburndale.

Mary was born Oct. 8, 1924, to Nicholas and Mary Klein in Algona, Iowa.

Mary was married Aug. 4, 1948, to Joseph E. Hynes in Bancroft, Iowa. Also a resident of Wisconsin Veterans Home, Joseph died Dec. 29, 2002. They dairy farmed north of Withee from 1960, before retiring to a home in Withee. In addition to raising eight children, Mary was responsible for household and financial management on the farm she and Joe (Ed) owned. After the children were grown, you could frequently find Mary milking cows or driving tractor. Despite the busy farm, Mary loved to read, frequently volunteered her services as a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen, and always found time to spend with her children. Family remained important throughout her life, and time was always found to attend family reunions, weddings or funerals. Her cheerful personality and bright smile will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by five sons, Patrick (Jan), Dan (Leigh), Tom (Janet), Mike (Kathy), John (Dara); two daughters, Carolyn (Gordon) Ovans, and Virginia (Gary) Messick; and son-in-law, Jerome Schill. She is further survived by 17 grandchildren, three great-granddaughters; and siblings, Ray (Genevieve) Klein and Sister Imogene Klein, OSF.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Edward Hynes; daughter, Elaine (Jerome) Schill; her parents, Nicholas and Mary Klein; and siblings, Albert, Evelyn (Ben) Thilges, Viola (Ken) Bollig, Edward (Ida) Klein Sr., and Eleanor (Adolph) Kass.

Family would like to thank the staff at Wisconsin Veterans Home for over ten years of thoughtful and considerate care of Mary Jane.


Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Feb. 22, 2013
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