Mary Dean Lundquist, age 81, of Wilson, Wisconsin died Monday, March 2, 2020 at Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral service is Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Spring Valley with visitation for one hour prior to the service.
Visitation will also be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 9-11 a.m. at Jones Funeral Home, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin. A graveside service will follow at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, Oconto Falls.
Mary Dean was born October 15, 1938 to Henry and Josephine (Hrabik) Keith at Oconto Falls, Wisconsin. She grew up and attended St Anthony Grade School and graduated with the Oconto Falls High School Class of 1956. She worked at Larson’s photo shop for a few years and also as a nurses aid. Mary Dean then attended technical college in Minneapolis and studied nursing, training to become an L.P.N. She worked at Eitel Hospital in Minneapolis and later at the Baldwin Care Center. Mary Dean was an instructor of Tae Kwon Do at Spring Valley. She was a student of World Tae Kwon Do/Kang Moo Kwan/Chang Moo Kwan and was a Third Degree Black Belt. She started 25 years ago, was very dedicated, and will be greatly missed by all her students.
She married Vernon Lundquist on October 14, 1978. Mary Dean and Vernon raised Arabian and miniature horses. They showed their miniatures under the name of Midwest Miniatures. Mary Dean was a 40 year member of the Matson-Miller American Legion Auxiliary Unit 330 of Wilson, Wisconsin and served as their chaplain.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include 3 siblings: Alfred (Shirley) Keith; Kathleen Heckendorf; and Kenneth (Janet) Keith; eight step children: Betty (and Merlyn) Lind, Barbara (and Edward) Klemish, Kaye (and Ron) Obrycki, Terry (and Sharon) Lundquist, Crystal (and Jack) Mely, Cheryl (and Marlin) Voeltz, Tyler Lundquist, and Colleen (and Gary) Orde. Also 19 step grandchildren; 40 step great-grandchildren; and 8 step great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
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