Obit: Baltus, Mary Ann (1934 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Baltus, Baltus-Varsho, Carter, Follmar, Mulnix, Schaetz, Seidel, Zarnke

----Source: The Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 6/02/2014

Baltus, Mary Ann (Schaetz) (14 AUG 1934 - 2 JUN 2014)

Mary Ann Baltus, age 79, of Owen, formerly of Willard, died on Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Clark County Health Care Center, in Owen.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. Rev. Joseph Follmar will officiate and burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the church, on Monday, from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Mary Ann Schaetz was born in Auburndale, WI, on August 14, 1934, a daughter of the late Martha (Seidel) and Carl Schaetz.

She was raised on the family farm and received her education in the Auburndale area. After completing her education, Mary Ann worked for families in the Auburndale area doing domestic work. She was united in marriage to Lyle Benjamin Baltus in 1956. They moved to the Town of Seif, in Clark County, WI, where they farmed and raised seven children. Her husband, Lyle, died an accidental death on March 24, 1973. Mary Ann resided the rest of her life in Willard and Owen.

She had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, and gardening. Mary is survived by one son, Robert Baltus of Willard, WI; five daughters, JoAnn (Mark) Zarnke of Rockford, IL; Kathleen Baltus of Wilmington, DE; Judith Baltus of Stoughton, WI; Karen Baltus of Cross Plains, WI; Barb Mulnix of Madison, WI; ten grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; one sister, Rose (Lawrence) Carter of Marshfield, WI; two brothers, Carl (Rose) Schaetz of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Jake (Alice) Schaetz of Hewett, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lyle; her son, David J. Baltus on January 9, 1996; and one granddaughter, Amanda Sue Baltus-Varsho on November 8, 1985.

Online condolences may be expressed at  Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.            



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