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Mary Ann Engel


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Mary Ann Engel Obituary
Engel, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Engel, age 80, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau, WI.

Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev. Kristi Kleinbeck will officiate. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:00-11:00 AM. Burial at a later date.

Mary Ann was born December 15, 1936 in Coloma, WI to Floyd and Doris (Thurber) Hamilton. She married Robert H. Engel on September 12, 1953 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. He preceded her in death on October 27, 2013.

Mary Ann was employed at Montgomery Wards in Wisconsin Rapids, WI for many years and later was the director of the Lowell Senior Center. Mary Ann was a member of the Grand Rapids Lioness, was a talented seamstress, was involved in the Miss Wisconsin Rapids Pageant and was also involved in the Little Britches Rodeo.

Mary Ann is survived by two daughters, Suzanne (Grant) Gadsky and Becki (Mark) Mischnick, both of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Todd) Theune, Jenyll (Tim Lockman) Gadsky, Jaeke Gadsky and Emma Mischnick; four great grandchildren, Matthew Theune, Mason Theune, Hunter Smits and Madyson Lockman; one brother, Larry Hamilton of Texas and also survived by Bill Zeman of Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; three brothers, Jack Hamilton, Dick Hamilton and Bill Hamilton; and two sisters, Boots Reuter and Roberta Luedtke.

"Don't think of her as gone away, her journey's just begun; life holds so many facets, this Earth is only one."
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on June 27, 2017
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