THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Mary A. Lemmen
Issue Date: October 18, 2017
Mary A. (Alberts) Lemmen, 82, of Oconto Falls, passed away early Thursday morning, Oct. 12, 2017 surrounded by loved ones.
Born Oct. 18, 1934 in Oconto, to Joseph and Germaine (Heroux) Alberts, as a little girl, she moved with her family to Green Bay where she attended school and graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1952. On Aug. 11, 1956, she married Richard "Dick" Lemmen at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Green Bay.
They lived in the Pulaski area where they farmed until moving to rural Oconto Falls in 1967, where she helped in the family cattle business. She was active in local and county government and was a member in the local Catholic Parishes.
She served for 27 years as a youth teacher at Sacred Heart in Spruce, was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, served for 30 years as Town of Oconto Falls treasurer, 24 years on Oconto County Board of Supervisors, over 20 years as supervisor for Oconto County Fair and was secretary/treasurer for the Frontier Farmers group. As busy as she was, she also volunteered 17,000 hours to the hospital auxiliary. She will be remembered for her community service, pleasant personality and always giving her best.
Survivors are her husband of 61 years, Dick Lemmen; good friends, Bob and Laurie Maloney and Mike and Jodi Pennings and their families; five siblings, Judy (Ed) Sasnowski, John (fiancé Pat Wiktorek) Alberts, Gerrie (Ken) Tenor, Jan (Larry) Balza and Jane (Denny) Tenor; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bonita Alberts, Robert and Bernard "Bud" (Jean) Lemmen, Henrietta Schaetz, Bernice Hermsen, Bernadette (Gene) Egnarski and Helen Lemmen and nieces; nephews and friends.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Norbert Alberts; two sisters, Joan (Bill) Frankow and Vonnie (Carl) Mande and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sally Alberts, Cathryn (John) Lemorande, Wilbert (Norma), John, Norbert (Florence) Lemmen, Gene Hermsen and Don Schaetz.
Visitation was held at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls on Monday, Oct. 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. followed by a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continued at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. until the time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Fr. Joel Sember officiated followed by Cremation with burial of the urn in Pine Hill Cemetery in the Town of Spruce.