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July 1, 1930 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old
Mary Schlough was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on February 4th 2024. She spent her last days surrounded by and being loved by family. Born Mary Alice Tibbetts on July 1st 1930 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire Wisconsin. Mary grew up in Tyrone and Elmwood Wisconsin, attending high school in Durand and Elmwood. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Govin in Menomonie until her marriage to Warren in 1954 at Our Savior’s Lutheran church in Menomonie.
Mary and Warren farmed in northern Dunn County on an award winning dairy farm. Mary along with Warren farmed and was a wonderful homemaker, raising four children Peggy, Paul, Pamela and Patrice. She was active in church, Homemakers,4-H, and leader of many Bible studies. Her faith and love for the Lord was what she was known for. In 1993 Mary and Warren retired from farming and moved to Eau Claire.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband Warren,her parents, Marvin and Ingabord Tibbetts, along with siblings Charles Tibbetts, Marjorie Foss, Roy Tibbetts, and Robert Tibbetts.
She is survived by her children Peggy, Paul (Brenda), Pamela Benitz( James), and Patrice Beyer(Adam) She is also survived by grandchildren Gabriel Schlough, Matthew, Mitchell, Mark Schlough and Megan Lauersdorf. Thomas Benitz, Jana Derricks and Timothy Benitz. Alexander Beyer, Evan, and Erin. Greatgrand children Declan, Gideon, Lilian, Alison, Madalyn, Evelyn Derricks, Heather, Mary, Emma, Kari and Thomas Benitz, Easton, Mason and Addison Lauersdorf, Murphy O’Neil, and Mira Beyer. She is also survived by siblings Janice Hunt, John Tibbetts, Judy Sherry, Paul Tibbetts, and Elizabeth Freismuth.
Mary was surrounded by children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, hosting sleepovers, books, toys, baking and hugs. She was always within reach of her Bible and spent countless hours reading and studying scripture. She enjoyed a strong faith in her Savior.
The family is grateful for the loving and tender care she received at Care Partners of Altoona. She truly loved her care givers, and often remarked on how loving they were.
Heartfelt appreciation as well to St. Croix hospice. They made sure Mary was comfortable and had everything she needed. The care she received was outstanding.
Celebration of Life at Hulke Funeral Home on Sunday, February 18th. Visitation will be from 1-2 pm. Celebration of life service at 2 pm and a luncheon to follow at 3 pm at London Square Apartments 3300 London Rd, Eau Claire.
Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com.
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.