Mary A. Gerisch, 84, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Rennes Health & Rehab Center-Peshtigo East. She was born on Aug. 17, 1934, in Chicago, Ill.
   Mary graduated from St. Gabriel High School in 1951. In 1958, she married Alfred Gerisch. Together they were parents to Mark Gerisch and Joan (Don) Kaster. They lived in the Chicago suburbs; Pennsylvania; Stevens Point, Wis.; West Bend Wis.; and Marinette, Wis. She had a long employment history with JC Penney, specializing in the drapery department. In 1983, she graduated with honors from NWTC from the office assistant program. She went on to work at the Marinette County Court House in the Property Listing Department and Marinette County Abstract & Title.  Mary excelled in all that she did. She was a supportive friend to many and an active volunteer. Mary loved to polka dance and sing; she was a member of the Sweet Adelines for many years. The past five years were spent at Rennes East in Peshtigo where she always had a smile for those around her. Special thanks to all the employees there for their patient and loving care.  
    Mary is survived by her husband, Alfred Gerisch; children: Mark Gerisch and Joan (Don) Kaster;  a brother, Kenneth Walsh; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and many friends.  
    A celebration of life will be held Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Thielen Funeral Home in Marinette.  Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m., Christian service is at 3 p.m., followed by pie and coffee.