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Hendricks, Mary Jane

Mary Jane Hendricks, Appleton, age 88, passed away peacefully Saturday December 1, 2012 at St. Paul Home with family at her side. She was born in De Pere on January 11, 1924 to the late Herman and Catherine (Verbeten) Klister. Mary Jane married Leo Hendricks on June 1, 1944 at St. Paul Parish in Wrightstown. Together, they ran the family farm. Mary Jane was a member of the St. John Catholic Church and St. Elizabeth Society. She looked forward to attending Mass each Sunday. Mary Jane was a former member of the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 Ladies Auxiliary. Mary Jane was devoted to her family and her favorite hobbies included a bell collection, angels, flowers and music.

Mary Jane is survived by her children: Dennis (JoAnn), Kaukauna; Joan Hauser, Little Chute; Robert (Sandy), Marion, IA; Diane (Mark) Wallace, Kaukauna; Nancy (Michael) Pingel, Freedom; Cynthia (Bryan) Bolwerk, Appleton; Paul (Kimberly), Menasha; Barbara (David) Van De Hey, De Pere; and Janice (fiancé Rich Garrow) Wildenberg, Little Chute; grandchildren: Daniel, Tony, Donald, Traci, Holly, Carrie, Jennifer, Christine, Amy, Levi, Jessica, Kristi, Alecia, Matthew, Derek, Ross, Krystal, Amy, Monica, Tim, Kyle and Olivia; great grandchildren: Jason, Josephine, Bennett, Madelin, Lindsey, Sierra, Austin, Jacob, Megan and Cayden; sisters: Rosemary Smith, Kathleen Ostrenga, Carol (Carl) Newhouse and Shirley Stier; sisters and brothers-in-law: Gladys Hendricks, Henry (Jean) Hendricks, Theresa Schmidt and Angela (Sylvester) Geurts; and Godchildren: Jan Zahn and Jeff Hendricks. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband Leo; children: Sherilyn, Donald, Sandra, Darlene and Joseph; great grandchild: Dakota; father and mother-in-law Martin and Gertrude Hendricks; siblings: Florence Van Schindel, Agnes Hendricks and Clifford; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Clarence Van Schindel, Rick Smith, Ves Van Dyke, Bob Ostrenga, Ronnie Stier, Joe Schmidt, Inez and Ed Ebben, Minnie and Pete Hietpas, Lorretta Diedrich, Ed Hendricks and Art and Martha Hendricks.

Visitation will be held Tuesday December 4, 2012 at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St. Little Chute) beginning at 2:00 p.m. until time of Mass at 5:00 p.m. The Rev. James Hablewitz will officiate. Committal St. John Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established.

Mary Jane's family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at St. Paul Home and Hospice for the love and care given to her.

We pray the Lord wraps his arms around mom, guides her to eternal life and by his side gentle angels' watch over her. We will forever hold you in our hearts, love your family.


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2012
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