Marie R. Mendl, 71, of Germantown Hills, formerly of Morton and Phlox, Wis., died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.
Born on Jan. 7, 1941, in Phlox, Wis., the youngest of 10 children to Joseph and Coletta (Menting) Heinzen, she married Larry Mendl of Antigo, Wis., on Aug. 24, 1963.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; three daughters, Tina Mendl of Peoria, Michelle “Micki” (Troy) Bell of Germantown Hills and Linda (Raymond “Pete”) Mendl-Kalb of Pekin; five grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanette Sippl and Helen Kuhr; three brothers, Gerald, Ben (Ellen) and Donald (Audrey); and sister-in-law, Audrey (Clinton) Heinzen.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce Gauthier and Dolores Krall; two brothers, Richard and Clinton; two nephews; and one niece.
She attended St. Joseph Grade School in Phlox and Our Lady of the Holy Cross Girls Academy in Merrill.
She previously worked as a nurse’s assistant at Antigo Hospital.
She attended John Hancock School of Business, earning a degree in interior design.
She owned and operated the Olde Farm Gift Shop of Germantown Hills in the early 1980s and later partnered with her husband in L&M Woodworks until her death.
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church in rural Metamora, with the Rev. Neri Greskoviak officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mason Funeral Home, Germantown Hills Chapel. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. Cremation rites will be accorded after Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to TAPS and St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be left at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.