Mary E. Phetteplace, age 88, formerly of Rochester, WI, passed away at Oak Park Place Burlington on March 28th, 2022. Mary was born September 23rd, 1933, to the late Kenneth and Evelyn Wienke. She graduated from Racine County Agricultural School in 1951 and later that year married the love of her life Paul Phetteplace. Mary and Paul were inseparable for over 65 wonderful years until Paul’s death on February 11th, 2017. They raised five children and lovingly remembered two children, Beth and Mark who passed away shortly after birth.
Mary was a member of English Settlement United Methodist Church. Mary retired from Edstorm Industries, Waterford, WI after working there many years. Mary loved the ocean and traveling. In retirement Mary and Paul enjoyed many cruises and trips with their children and grandchildren.
Mary will be dearly missed by her children Dawn (Patrick) Schumacher, Ken (Beth) Phetteplace, Joy (Steven) Ignasiak, Patricia (John) Pfitzenmeier, Michael (Julie) Phetteplace, as well as 14 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her sister Barb (Leo) Moss. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Paul, her children Beth and Mark Phetteplace, her parents Ken and Evelyn Wienke, as well as her granddaughter Stephanie Ignasiak.
A celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Friday, April 22nd, 2022, at Integrity Celebration Center, (2789 Browns Lake Dr., Burlington, WI 53105). Visitation will be 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm with a memorial service immediately following. Officiating the service will be Pastor Ebenezer Insor of English Settlement Methodist Church. A time of fellowship will follow. A private burial will be held on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Love, Inc. of Burlington, WI.
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