Mary Forsberg

Mary Ann Forsberg

Mary Ann Forsberg, 85, of Oconto, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Bellin Health Oconto Hospital. Mary was born February 20, 1929 in Porterfield to the late Albert and Caroline (Schwinn) Panske. On July 9, 1955, she married Martin Forsberg at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Oconto. He preceded her in death on September 17, 1998. In her early years, Mary worked as a nanny for Archie and Mary Pecha. She also worked at Milwaukee Shoe. Mary enjoyed people. She always had a joke or story to tell. Baking, sewing and flowers were her favorite past times. Mary was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Anne Society and Ladies AMVETS Auxiliary.

Mary is survived by her brother, Julius Panske, Crivitz; special friends and care givers, Ronald and Anita Pecha and family, nieces and nephews and the Archie and Mary Pecha family. She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret (Lee) Phillips; brother, Joseph (Bev) Panske; sister-in-law Mary Ann Panske; and the Martin Forsberg family.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, from 2 to 4 PM Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 4 PM Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Joel Sember officiating. The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

The family would like to give special thanks to Sharpe Care, Oconto Falls; Sun Valley Homes II, Oconto; and Woodland Villages, Oconto for their care.


Funeral Home

Gallagher Funeral Home
217 Congress St Oconto, WI 54153

Published in Oconto County Reporter on Mar. 26, 2014