Frances "Mae" O'Donnell
- June 15, 1921 - March 24, 2012
- Menomonie, Wisconsin
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“i love my gramma soo much she is missed. i think about her everyday :)
1 of 7 | Posted by: Courtney Rose Schehr - dells, WI
“Many many years since i've seen you, you were always so nice to me when i was growing up, Thank You.......May you Rest in Peace
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“Mae was my Great Grandmother, and what an angel she was. Mae was a person of her own style, made her own path in life and lived it to the fullest. ...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Cassie Johnson - Menomonie, WI
“I have so many memories of my Grandmother it is hard to even begin. I will never forget the camping and fishing trips we took up in Chetek, WI. She...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Carrie L. Johnson - Menomonie, WI
“This is for my Aunt Nancy and 1st and 2nd cousins. I wish we didn't live 3 hours away. Sometimes it is difficult to get together being we all have...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Gayle Schehr - Wisconsin Dells, WI
“For those of you who do not know me, I am Mae's granddaughter and Mary Marti's 2nd oldest daughter. When we would all get together, there was always...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Gayle and Cory Schehr and family - WI
“It was so hard to see you go Gram. I will miss our coffee clutches and reminiscing about the "good ole days". My heart goes out to you Gr. Aunt...Read More »
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Frances Mae O'Donnell, 90, of Menomonie, WI passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012, surrounded by her family at the Dunn County Health Care Center. She was born in St. Paul, MN on June 15, 1921 to Madge (Smith) and Fred (Daddy) Markus.
She graduated from Downsville State Graded School. She worked various jobs until being employed as a nursing assistant at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie. On June 10, 1942, Mae married Lawrence O'Donnell in Wilson WI.
After her retirement she enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved to go fishing, camping and tending to her plants and flowers. She also enjoyed knitting, music and taking care of her long time companion friend "Baby" (her bird).
Mae had so much life in her and a spirit that kept you on your toes. She always had the coffee pot on and loved chatting about the "good ole days" while sipping her coffee. We will keep her spirit alive within us, by all the memories we have to share.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Marti of Friendship, WI and Nancy (Allan) Smith of Boyceville, WI. One sister, Ruby Swisher of Menomonie, WI; Seven Grandchildren; Becky Marti of Friendship, WI; Patrick (Robin) Johnson of Menomonie, WI; Gayle (Cory) Schehr of Wisconsin Dells, WI; Tony (Jo) Johnson of Boyceville, WI; Marie (Bobby) Holbrooks of Swartz Creek, MI; Carrie Johnson (Carolyn Larson) of Menomonie, WI; Nanette Roth (Jeff Waller) of Friendship, WI. Seven Great-Grandchildren; Nichole Hanson of Menomonie, WI; Brandon Roth of Goodlettsville, TN; Cassie Johnson of Menomonie, WI; Blaine Waller of Friendship, WI; Craig Schehr of Wisconsin Dells, WI; Courtney Schehr of Wisconsin Dells, WI, and Alexander Holbrooks, of Swartz Creek, MI; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mae was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence of 48 years; three sisters, Reba Lovlien, Dora Pederson, Frieda Larson and one brother Eldon Seiler.
She will be sadly missed by all and her love will remain in our hearts forever.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Olson Funeral Home of Menomonie with Father Tom Krieg officiating. A visitation will take place from 11:30 until time of service on Wednesday at Olson Funeral Home. Interment will be at a later date at St. Bridget's Cemetery in Wilson, WI.