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Obituary of Mary Terese Wendt
MARY TERESE WENDT, age 56 of Middleton passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at the Rainbow Hospice Center in Johnson Creek, WI, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on December 24, 1966 to Margaret (Rupprecht) & Herbert Wendt. Mary attended grade school at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Jefferson, and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1985. She later attended MATC in Madison where she earned her Associates Degree in Accounting in 1997. This was a very proud moment for Mary. She put her degree to work most recently at T.A.S.C in Madison.
Mary worked as a caregiver for most of her life, first as a C.N.A at various healthcare facilities including St. Coletta and Countryside Home, and then as a daycare provider. Mary established her daycare business in 2005. She held a special role in the lives of many families.
Mary’s caregiving extended beyond her careers. She helped care for many of her aging relatives, including her grandmother, Eleanor Rupprecht. She helped care for her community through various volunteer activities including leading the Jefferson Boosters 4-H Club and feeding her community through the annual Fort Atkinson Community Christmas Day Free Dinner and volunteering at the Jefferson Food Pantry.
Mary was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson and, later, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson. She served both churches in many rolls including organist, communion distributor, and liturgist.
She will be deeply missed by her family; daughters Megan (Tim) Brand and Stephanie Wendt, both of Fort Atkinson; grandchildren Addalyn and Eloise Brand; siblings Dave Wendt of Milton, Jim (Marcy) Wendt of West Bend, Richard Wendt of Jefferson, Michael Wendt of Jefferson, Judy McDonald of Jefferson and Jerry Wendt of Jefferson.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Herb and Marge.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2023 from 4-7 PM at Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, August 4, 2023 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Rev. Jorge Miramontes presiding. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to time of service at the church. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Rainbow Hospice. The family would like to especially thank the staff of Rainbow Hospice for the special care they gave Mary during her final days on Earth.
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