Obit: Baltus, Mary Ann #2 (1934 - 2014)


Surnames: Baltus, Schaetz, Seidel, Liegel, Carter, Baltus-Varsho

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 11 Jun 2014

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

Mary Ann Baltus, 79, Owen, formerly of Willard, died on Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Monday, June 9, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. Rev. Joseph Follmar officiated. Burial followed in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.

Mary Ann Schaetz was born on Aug. 14, 1934, in Auburndale, a daughter of Martha (nee 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 married Lyle Benjamin Baltus in 1956. They moved to the town of Seif, in Clark County, 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 Ann is survived by one son, Robert Baltus, Willard; five daughters, JoAnn (Mark) Zarnke, Rockford, Ill., Kathleen Baltus, Wilmington, Del., Judith Baltus, Stoughton, Karen Baltus, Cross Plains, and Barbara (Bill) Liegel, Madison; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Rose (Lawrence) Carter, Marshfield; two brothers, Carl (Rose) Schaetz, Wisconsin Rapids, and Jake (Alice) Schaetz, Hewett; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.



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