Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mary K. (Katrosits) Iselin

Appleton, WI -- Mary K. Iselin, age 87, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Brewster Village in Appleton. After a lengthy, but gracious, struggle with Alzheimer’s, Mary is now in the arms of God. Mary was born in Racine on April 5, 1925, daughter of the late William and Victoria (Nee: Magditch) Katrosits.

After graduation from Wm. Horlick High School, Mary was employed by Johnson’s Wax. She had the voice of an angel and enjoyed her time in the Johnson Choir. Mary worked there until her marriage.

On October 9, 1948, she became the beautiful bride of the love of her life, Roger E. Iselin. They shared fifty-two happy years together, and on their fiftieth anniversary, they renewed their wedding vows at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Together, they enjoyed their times dancing, camping, curling, and travels to Hawaii, Europe and various cruises. Roger preceded her in death on January 6, 2001. Mary was very fond of dancing with her husband and had a strong affection for music. She also looked forward to her monthly card club with her friends. Mary was a tour guide at Porter’s of Racine furniture store and, after raising her five children, she worked part-time at Sears. More than anything, she cherished time with her family and participating in her children’s and grandchildren’s activities.

Mary was a gentle, compassionate and selfless person. She was a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother to her five children, their spouses, and her grandchildren, who will always remember her with love and gratitude.

Survivors include her children, Nancy (Tim) Collentine of Menasha, WI, William (Anne) Iselin of Delafield, WI, Charles (Carolee) Iselin of Portland, OR, Susan (Dan) Paulson of Racine, Sally (Randy) Reichert of Raymond, WI; her grandchildren, Patrick (Amy) Collentine, Kate (Michael) Kirchner, Andrew Paulson, Emma Marie Paulson; sister, Margaret Morrison of Michigan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Pauline, Rose and Alma; and brothers, Steve, Joseph and an infant brother.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 10, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1533 Erie St., with Rev. Steve Varghese officiating. Interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. A luncheon will follow. Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 9:30 a.m.  until mass at St. Joseph’s.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214 and ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 870, Portland, OR would be appreciated.

We will miss you, dear Mom, but are delighted that you and Dad will be dancing once again.

The family wishes to thank Congregational Home in Brookfield for the wonderful care Mary received while residing there, and also Brewster Village, Outagamie County, for their phenomenal care during the last fourteen months of her life.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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