Obit: Aden, Mary M. (1931 – 2016)


Surnames: Aden, Brice, Otteson, Bradley, Quinter, Paquette, Frank, Sheffer, Trongaard, Neu, Baker, Anderson, Rhodes

Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, WI) 16 Nov 2016

Aden, Mary M. (31 OCT 1931 – 13 NOV 2016)

Mary M. Aden, 85, Spencer, formerly of Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.), passed away on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at the House of the Dove in Marshfield. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 18, at Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate. Visitation will be held at Cuddie Funeral Home, on Friday, from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Mary Margaret Otteson was born on Oct. 31, 1931, in Pioneer, Iowa, the daughter of Lawrence E. and Mary P. (nee Bradley) Otteson. She received her elementary education at Jackson #4 in Clare, Iowa, and graduated from Manson High School in Manson, Iowa, in 1949. After completing her education, Mary worked as a clerk at Murphy’s Variety Store in Manson, Iowa, and was a telephone operator in Manson, for the Iowa Continental Telephone Company of Grinnell, Iowa. She married Donald R. Aden on June 23, 1954, at St. Patrick’s on the Lizard Catholic Church in Clare, Iowa. They moved to Neillsville on June 4, 1959, where they had purchased a farm. They sold the farm in 1977 and moved to Colby, where they had purchased another farm. They retired in October 1989. On Sept. 29, 1995, they moved to Greenwood, where they purchased a small hobby farm. Mary was a homemaker and farmwife her entire married life. She had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family, soap operas, The Ice Capades, and traveling.

She is survived by two daughters: Lynnette (Frank) Quinter of Greenwood, and Loni (Richard) Paquette of Stoughton; four sons: Donald L. (Jean) Aden of Sun Prairie, Mark L. Aden of Willard, Kevin J. Aden of Columbus, and William J. (Cynthia) Aden of Spencer; 16 grandchildren: Skye Frank, Douglas Sheffer, Jaime Trongaard, Holly Neu, Noah Aden, Jared Aden, Jeremiah Aden, Eathen Aden, Tashyna Aden, Chezyrae Baker, Shynyque Aden, Ashley Aden, Alyssa Anderson, Hayley Aden, Jenny Quinter, and Jessica Rhodes; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald, on Aug. 16, 2007; and one brother: Richard Otteson.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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