Marcy M. Oksuita, age 84, of Stevens Point, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Funeral services for Marcy will be held at Noon on Friday, June 28, 2013, at Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for the St. Joseph Hospital Cardiac Care Unit. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com
Marcy (Klopotek) fell in love with and married Leonard Oksuita and from that union came 15 children. She referred to us by our number, our name, and sometimes the wrong name. We were her "grape vine." We are (1) Sharon (2) Judy (3) Bob (4) Gary (5) Art (6) Ken (7)Tom (8) Arlene (9) Mark (10) Jeffrey (11) Kathy (12) Rod (13) Ray (14) Keith and (15) Karla.
Into this family she welcomed spouses, partners and life partners - Joe (Sharon), Vic (Judy), Joyce, (Bob), Kathy (Gary), Corrine (Art), Debbie (Ken), Judy (Tom), Sandra (Mark), Sue (Kathy), James (Rod), Lisa (Ray), Tammy (Keith), Kelly (Karla), Mike (Judy), Rhonda (Bob), Debra (Mark) and Jeff (Karla).
We gave her the wonderful grandchildren she tried to live for - Rachel and Josh (Sharon), Shelly, Shannon and Stephanie (Judy), Jennifer, Kristy and Heidi (Bob), Carrie Ann and Ashley (Gary), Katie, Kelly and Mitch (Art), Kevin, James, Ryan and Erin (Ken), Cory and Kyle (Tom), Cheyenne (Arlene), Patty (Mark), Michael (Ray), Angel and Jake (Keith), Sierra, Kaleb, Carson and Cayla (Karla).
They met their spouses and partners and gave us our good-looking grandkids and her great grandkids to be excited about - Cody, Connor and Caden (Sharon's), Trina, Leo, Justin, Scotty and Tanner (Judy's), Evan and Ava (Bob's), Harrison and Griffin (Art's), Benjamin, Jayce, Thomas, Preston, Skyler, Savannah, Sawyer, Brennen and Jayden (Ken's), Dominic and Isaac (Mark's). She had recently learned there are two more great grandbabies on the way.
She was happy about her great-great grandkids and being a fifth-generation grandma to Keaston and Autumn.
She raised us while running a farm and we have yet to figure out how she did it all. Later on she did an excellent job of providing respite care for the elderly. She enjoyed their little quirks and the jokes they told her over and over. She loved taking care of "her ladies," as she called them
She seemed to know more about what was going on than we thought and she would tell us a "little birdie" told her. She never said a bad word about anyone. Many times she would call and sing us Happy Birthday in that sing-song voice of hers and you would often hear a cheerful "good morning" when you called her. She loved each and every one of us.
After a brave struggle, and fighting hard to stay with us and to see what her grandchildren would do, in the end, with an "oh my," she went easy to Heaven to be with her mom and dad, her sisters and brothers, her daughter-in-law, Joyce, and we are pretty sure she is rocking her baby and our brother, Jeffrey, and our other babies,
Kevin (Ken's), Carrie Ann (Gary's) and Kaleb (Karla's).
Even after passing, she was giving us orders, "Don't mope over me and get on with your lives. Be 'kind' to one another. We'll all see each other again!! X X X & O O O's "
She was the best mom a kid could ask for. There are no words to say how much she will be missed by all of us.
Marcy's family wishes to thank the Doctors and Nursing Staff at St. Josephs for their excellent care.
Published in Stevens Point Journal on June 27, 2013