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Obituary of Mary Joyce Wolfgram
MARY J. WOLFGRAM, age 83 of Fort Atkinson, passed away on July 31, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on January 20, 1936 to Carl and Emma (Mundt) Kreklow on the family farm in the town of Oakland. Mary attended the One Room School House on highway 106 for Kindergarten year, she then attended Lake Ripley one room school house through 8th grade and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1954.
She married James Wolfgram in November of 1955, he preceded her in death on March 4, 2015.
Together they owned and operated a Lawn Care Service business in Fort Atkinson for many years.
She also answered phones for John Borchardt’s television repair shop and worked at the Frawley Oil Company-Citco Gas Station in Fort Atkinson. Mary was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran church in Jefferson, she loved her church and her faith in God. She held numerous positions at the church over the years in the Women’s groups, the Mary Magdalene Circle and Alter Guild. She continued to serve the church until her death by organizing the Women’s Roster, calling for volunteers for the many activities throughout the year. She also was a member of the Red Hat’s Society through her Monday & Wednesday early morning water exercising class. She was involved with the North East Oakland Cemetery Board for many years until present time. Also a member of the American Legion and VFW Legion Auxiliary’s of Fort Atkinson where she held many offices. During her years not saddled with walker and wheelchair she belonged to the Jefferson Snowstorms’ Snowmobile Club.
She enjoyed trail riding with her husband on their Artic Cats. Memories of their fun adventures were present in her mind right to her dying moment. Camping was also Mary’s love and she and Jim went often, enjoying Wylusing State Park the most. It was sad when mobility failed to let them continue camping. She loved being grandma, attending many sporting and FFA events throughout the years. When she became a great grandma she shined with pride. Her smile and her giggle and her welcoming eyes were her endearing qualities, but her voice let everyone know if she was perturbed with you or a subject.
She is survived by her family; daughters Debra (Norman) Floerke of Fort Atkinson, Penny (special friend Steve Leggett) Mepham of Janesville and Son Jim (Mickey) Wolfgram Jr. of Fort Atkinson. Brother; Ron (Elaine) Kreklow of Jefferson. 7 grandchildren; Emily (Andy) Harris of Herrin IL,SSG Derek (Lindsey) Floerke of Jackson, WI, Tyler (Samantha) Floerke of Fort Atkinson,Ethan (special friend Jane Crocetti) Floerke of Lake Mills, Dane ( fiancé Brittany Ganser) Floerke of Fort Atkinson, Clayton Wolfgram of Fort Atkinson, Wyatt Wolfgram of Fort Atkinson. 2 great grandchildren; Reegan and Declan Harris.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Jim Wolfgram.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday August 6th at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Jefferson with the Rev. Jeanette Thorp officiating burial will follow in the North Oakland Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday August 5th at Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson and then again on Tuesday morning at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
The family would like to thank the Visiting Angels for the loving care they gave Mary at her home. She loved her girls.
Memorials in Mary’s name may be given to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Jefferson.
Visit, www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence or light a candle in her memory.
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