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Mary Ann Elsbeth Waite

September 13, 1934 October 21, 2019
Mary Ann Elsbeth Waite
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Obituary for Mary Ann Elsbeth Waite

Mary Ann Elsbeth Waite, age 85, of Stevens Point, went to her heavenly home on October 21, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.
Mary Ann was born September 13, 1934 to Fred and Delma (Rahn) Wasemiller in Milwaukee, WI. During the Great Depression, her family moved to Wausau where Mary attended Zion Lutheran Elementary School and Horace Mann Junior High. She graduated from Wausau Senior High in 1952.
Mary attended Deaconess Nursing School in Milwaukee, and graduated in September of 1955, and later that year passed her state boards to become a registered nurse in December.
She married Warren Waite on May 21, 1956 at Zion Lutheran Church in Wausau, WI. They celebrated 56 wonderful years of marriage before his passing on February 20, 2012. Mary Ann was lucky enough to find love again when she married Charles Peterson on January 3, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stevens Point, WI., spending 4 loving years together.
While residing in Wausau, from 1956 to 1968, Mary worked at Freeman Medical Group and Memorial Hospital as a nurse. Mary and Warren moved to Appleton, where they lived from 1968 to 1970, and she worked at a nursing home. The family settled down in Stevens Point in 1970 where she worked at St. Michael’s Hospital as a staff nurse and in surgery. Mary's passion for caring for others continued with various positions in the medical field throughout her life. Mary continued her education, becoming an In-service Coordinator at River Pines for 18 years. Mary also was a home health nurse with Advantage Home Health. She touched many lives throughout her nursing career.
Family was most important to Mary. She cherished her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The whole family spent many hours at their cabin in Minocqua, starting in 1968. Mary loved playing bridge, cribbage, and scrabble. She found joy in square dancing, crocheting, knitting and sewing. Mary took an active role at her church. She was an usher, part of the alter guild, Sunday School, choir, and prayer shawl group. She loved to be with people and animals, especially her puppy, Little Miss Lily. Mary adored music, singing, and reading.
Survivors include her husband, Chuck Peterson; son, Brad (Cathy) Waite and their daughters, Heather (Tyler) Gawlik; Brittany (Bill Doebler) Waite; daughter Becky Waite and her son Joshua; sister, Diane (Frank) Teixera; nephews, Paul Teixera, Wes (Debbie) Waite; neice, Shelly (Mark) Anderson; and great grandchildren, Jadelyn, Emmett, Gage, and Garrett Gawlik, and Luella Doebler.
She is further survived by Chuck's children, Jeff (Barb) Peterson, Linda (Russ) Ludlum, Kim (Jeff) Delikowski; and grandchildren, John and Anna Peterson, Marissa and Ashley Ludlum, Jennifer Forrest and Hunter Delikowski.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, Warren Waite; her parents, Fred and Delma Wasemiller; sister, Virginia Waite; grandson, Christopher Waite; and by her dear friend, Lillian Klesmith.
A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Steve Hulke presiding. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Boston Funeral Home and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, WI at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, or the Portage County Humane Society.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Onitilo and staff of Marshfield Clinic; and the Marshfield Hospital staff.
Mary will be greatly missed by the many hearts she touched in her lifetime.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

27

Oct

3:00 PM 10/27/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/27/2019 7:00:00 PM
Boston Funeral Home

1649 Briggs St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Boston Funeral Home
1649 Briggs St. Stevens Point 54481 WI
United States

Visitation

Monday

28

Oct

10:00 AM 10/28/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/28/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church

1919 Wyatt Ave.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

St. Paul Lutheran Church
1919 Wyatt Ave. Stevens Point 54481 WI
United States

Service

Monday

28

Oct

11:00 AM 10/28/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church

1919 Wyatt Ave.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

St. Paul Lutheran Church
1919 Wyatt Ave. Stevens Point 54481 WI
United States

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Pine Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place
United States
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