MADISON - Mary Ann (Wickstrom) Liposcak, 79, passed away unexpectedly on November 12, 2012, at Meriter Hospital.

Mary Ann was born on November 14, 1932 in Roselle, Illinois, to George and Vera (Nagel) Wickstrom. She grew up in Roselle and graduated from Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, in 1949. She was an excellent student, skipping a grade, starting college at 17, and graduating from Grinnell College in 1953. She met her husband, John Liposcak, while working a Stewardess for United Airlines. They moved to Madison in 1958, and they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with family on November 2, 2007.

Mary Ann treasured her family and her friends, and loved it when her family got together. She also enjoyed playing bridge, doing crossword puzzles, and playing games like cribbage with her kids and grandkids. On Saturday, November 10, Mary Ann celebrated her 80th birthday on with 100 friends, family members and neighbors at Bethany United Methodist Church, and she had a wonderful time. Her family is grateful that so many of her friends and family members were able to come.

Mary Ann is survived by her brother, George Jr. (Karen), of Faribault, MN; her children Curtis (Melissa) Liposcak, Diane (Luke) Milligan, and Andrew (Cassie) Liposcak of Madison; her six grandchildren, Jemima and Jeremy Liposcak, Colleen and Emmett Milligan, and Sophia and John Liposcak; her seven nieces and nephews, and several cousins. Her husband of almost 51 years, John, preceded her in death on October 1, 2008.Cress_Funeral

Services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church, 3910 Mineral Point Road, on Saturday, November 17, at noon. Visitation will be from 11 until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Bethany UMC or the charity of your choice.