Mary M. Schermerhorn

Mary M. Schermerhorn

Madison – Mary M. Schermerhorn, age 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 after a long illness.

She was born on July 27, 1939 in Spring Green, WI, the daughter of Michael and Margaret (Stoltz) Sweeney. Mary graduated from Baraboo High School in 1957 and then attended Madison Business College. On June 18, 1960, she was united in marriage to George R. “Rich” Schermerhorn in Baraboo. They were blessed with two children, Patricia and Greg.

She served as an administrative assistant for 39 years with the State of Wisconsin, retiring in 2000. After her retirement she spent her time as a volunteer with NESCO, Madison Senior Center, Circle of Friends for Warner Park (board member), special committees for Lakeview Library, Northside Farmers Market and the Agrace Hospice thrift store.

Mary loved attending musicals, traveling and was a frequent member on bus trips. She was also an avid card player and served as a yearly score keeper for the St. Peter Bridge Marathon for 25 years. She was very active in many different areas at St. Peter Catholic Church. Mary loved spending time with her two grandchildren, Tim and Carly.

She is survived by her two children, Patti (Don) Meisel and Greg (Billie Jean) Schermerhorn of Sussex, WI; grandchildren, Tim and Carly Meisel and Alexis and Jacob Odonnell; sister, Pat Kippert and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and former husband, Rich Schermerhorn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., with Msgr. Charles Schluter officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave. and also from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass on Tuesday at the church. Interment will be held at a later date at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Staff at Heartland Hospice (nurse, May), and Shiree and Maureen from Comfort Keepers for all of the wonderful care they provided.

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