Born 10/29/1931, Died 10/29/2012
our mother Mary Ann Brickle, 81, passed away unexpectedly on
Monday, October 29, 2012 at her home. Mary Ann was born on
October 29, 1931 to Henry and Leona (Braun) Shea of Armstrong,
Mary Ann was a graduate of St.
Mary's Springs Academy in 1949. On November 6, 1950 she was
married to James A Brickle at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church
Mary Ann was an active member of
the Genealogical Society where she proved herself to be a
Daughter of the American Revolution and it led her to Ireland
and Germany while researching the family history. She was very
proud of her published genealogy book, Relatively Speaking,
on the Shea and Braun families.
Mary Ann was involved with the
former Fond du Lac Shamrock Club and was Irish Person of the
Year in 1990, a recognition that she was very proud to receive.
In her leisure time she enjoyed
sewing, knitting, reading, all Wisconsin sports, especially
attending Brewer's baseball games with her son Kyle and watching
her beloved Green Bay Packers.
Mary Ann served proudly as Fond du Lac County Register of Deeds
for eighteen years and retired in 2001. She coveted a good
political discussion. She was passionate about protecting the
services and programs that assist those in need, older adults
and the rights of women. Most of all she loved being a mother
enjoying family trips and dance recitals.
|Summer of 1990
She taught her children the
values of good citizenship, service, a strong work ethic and she
provided an inspiration on how to live a good, full life. For
those who knew her, they will miss that twinkle in her eye, her
quick wit and kind ways. The memories of Mary Ann are gifts that
her family and friends will carry with them always.
She is survived by her children,
Michael S. (Judy) Brickle, Brian J. Brickle, Colleen M (Dennis
Cummings) Brickle, Mona A. (Jerry) Tennessen, Sheila B. (Dennis)
Seefeld, Maureen E. Brickle and Kyle P. Brickle; one sister,
Catherine (Roy) McCormick and one brother, Bill (Lisa) Shea;
eight grandchildren; and many relatives and lifelong friends;
her pets, Shea and Smokey.
Mary Ann is preceded in death by
James A. Brickle, one sister Helen and brother-in-law Robert
Visitation: Her family
will receive relatives and friends at the Zacherl Funeral Home,
875 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, on Friday, November 2, 2012
from 4:00 until 7:00 PM. There is also visitation at the funeral
home on Saturday morning from 9:00 until 10:30 AM.
Services: At 11:00 AM on
Saturday, November 3, 2012, A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated in Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du
Lac. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Fond du Lac.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be directed to the Brickle Family with donations
going to the Sarnelli Mission House in Thailand.
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