Mary B. Gabris

Mary B. (Steplyk) Gabris, 93, of Chetek, Wis., died on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.

Mary was born on March 27, 1925, in North Chicago, Ill., to Maximillian and Anna (Jakubiec) Steplyk. She attended schools in North Chicago and Waukegan, Ill. Mary volunteered at the St. Dismas Church and the North Chicago VA Hospital through the American Legion Auxiliary. On May 5, 1951, she married Kesti “Don” Gabris. Mary moved to Chetek, after the death of her husband in 2009.

Her prayers and fondest memories were of her friends in the Chetek, Waukegan and Chicago areas. She loved all of you. God bless everyone who touched her life.

She now joins her Savior, husband Kesti “Don” Gabris, son Albert and family and friends.

She is survived by children Mary (Dale) Klinefelter, of Orland Park, Ill., Marlene (Doyle) Wedge, of Chetek, Patricia (John Kennedy) Gabris, of Downers Grove, Ill., and John (Brooke) Gabris, of Gurnee, Ill.; two great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; an adopted sister, Lavera Davis, of North Chicago; and many loving relations.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband Don on May 24, 2009; son Albert on Nov. 2, 1974; five sisters, Sophie Wrona, Emily Krupa, Irene Steplyk, Genevieve Salinas and Anne Wojtak; and three brothers, Joseph, Max and an infant brother.

A memorial gathering will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Chetek. She will be laid to rest at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, Ill., next to her husband, on Saturday, Dec. 1.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to a charity of your choice.

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