Mary Shimkus(1917 - 2012)

Shimkus, Mary G.

Mary G. Shimkus, age 95, formerly of 2911 Plover Road, Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Wisconsin Rapids Care Center.

Funeral Services are 11:30 AM Monday, December 3, 2012 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev. John Steiner will officiate. Burial in Restlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will take place at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Monday from 10:30-11:30 AM.

Mary was born July 30, 1917 in Gilbert, MN to Joseph and Catherine (Paun) Matonich. She and her family later moved to the Town of Sherwood in Clark County, where she lived until she was 17. Mary married Steve Shimkus on October 24, 1934 in Pittsville, WI. He died April 30, 1996.

Mary was a wonderful homemaker and took great pride in her flower and vegetable gardens. She was a friend to all. Mary also had a varied work career outside her home. She worked for Pittsville Canning Co., Sampson Canning Co., Jean Nash Cranberries, Frank Gill Paint Co., and for many years at the Montgomery Ward catalog desk.

Mary is survived by son, Stan (Dee) Shimkus of Anacortes, Washington and daughter Joy Hoogesteger of Twin Falls, Idaho. She is also survived by five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Steve, parents, three brothers and five sisters.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be designated to Seminarian Barry Saylor.

Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI is handling all arrangements.


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Dec. 1, 2012