October 1, 2014

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Mary M. Spanbauer Print E-mail

March 16, 1948-Oct. 4, 2013

Mary M. Spanbauer, (nee Keipe?), age 65, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center, with her loving family by her side. Mary was born March 16, 1948 to the late Lloyd L. and Shirley (Weiske) Keipe. Mary was raised and educated in Green Lake.

She married Thomas L. Spanbauer on Aug. 27, 1976. They took up residency in Oshkosh. Mary worked as a bartender for many years, slinging drinks, and telling jokes at Hoagies, The Jockey Club, and Parnell’s Place. When Mary retired from the bar business she and Tom moved to Wild Rose and became caretakers at Enchanted Forest Campground. After several years as caretakers they retired and moved to their dream home in Wild Rose. While residing there, Mary discovered her true passion: working with senior citizens. She became the Senior Dining Center Manager in Wild Rose for the Waushara County Department of the Aging.

Mary’s hobbies included her love for poodles and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchild. Mary also enjoyed camping, reading a good book, word searches, playing bingo, cards, and spending time with her friends. Mary enjoyed life and loved to laugh.

Mary is survived by her husband: Tom; daughters: Shelly Farvour; her children: Jack III and Juliana Farvour; Tracy (Josh) Haehl, their children: Gavin and Carter Haehl; brother: Michael L. Keipe; son-in-law: Jack Farvour; and great grandson: Keaton Farvour. Mary is further survived by her nieces Heather Stager, Julie Byers, Lisa Basler, Shelly Schultz, Cindy Hanan, Nicole Mehra, Lori Muller, and nephew Scott Spanbauer. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; grandson: Keaton Haehl; and many wonderful family members.

A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Wild Rose Lions Club from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Andrasko, Dr. Gremminger, the staff of nurses on unit #2, and ICU, also the Doctors at Mercy Medical Center for their kindness and care.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Mary’s name is being established.


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