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Mary Painschab

Mary M. Painschab, age 84, of Waverly, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at her residence.

She was born May 18, 1923, in Winsted, the daughter of John E. “Ed” and Mary G. Keefe Sexton.

Mary and Arnold J. Painschab were joined in holy marriage July 15, 1944, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. 

Mary was formerly employed at Astro Mailers.

She was a faithful member of The Church of St. Mary in Waverly and also belonged to a women’s circle.

Mary is survived by children: Dick (Sheila) Painschab of Jacksonville, Fla., Patty (Kenny) Antil of Waverly, Margie (Pat) Burns of Watertown, Sue (Dave) Roufs of Waverly, Arnold (Lisa) Painschab Jr. of Dassel, Rob (Mary Jo) Painschab of Howard Lake, Jeff Painschab of Whitehall, Mont., and Scott (Danette) Painschab of Watertown; 33 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and one great, great-grandchild.

She is further survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Cletus Stifter, Kathleen Sexton, Jean Painschab, Joyce Painschab, Mary Hurley, Sheryl Peterson, Irene Painschab, Louise (Werner) Hohag, Elizabeth Klawitter, Anna Hohag, Rose (Loren) Skonberg, and Charlotte Lindstrom; and other relatives and friends. 

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold J. Painschab Sr. on Nov. 15, 1991; her parents; a grandson, Darrin Painschab; a sister, Kathleen; and by seven brothers: Bill, Gervase, Robert, Daniel, Frank, Ken, and Jerome.

A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at The Church of St. Mary in Waverly.  Father Timothy Cloutier and Father Gerald Keefe were the concelebrants, and Mae Wannarka was the organist for the funeral Mass.  Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Friends called at the church Thursday, Feb. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. A prayer service took place at 7:30 p.m.

Casket bearers were Richard Painschab Jr., Kevin Antil, Patrick Burns, Carrie Redden, Eric Roufs, Rob Painschab Jr., Jake Painschab, and Ethan Painschab.

Memorials are preferred to the kitchen completion fund at St. Mary’s Church.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.