Mary Elizabeth (Weyek) Dusza, 97, of Weyerhaeuser, Wis., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, surrounded by her family.
Mary was born on Dec. 14, 1921, in Weyerhaeuser and was a lifelong resident of the area. She married Henry Dusza on May 1, 1948, and they operated a dairy farm south of Weyerhaeuser.
Mary was an active parishioner of Ss. Peter & Paul Church, where she was a religious education teacher and a member of the Parish Council of Catholic Women; she enjoyed working at church dinners and providing beautiful flowers from her garden for the church. Mary was an Adopt-a-Grandparent for the Weyerhaeuser School District and a founding member of both the Pleasant Ridge Homemakers and the Rusk Rockets 4-H Club.
Mary was devoted to her family and loved spending time with her children, James and Janice; her grandchildren, Kristi and Andrew; and her great-grandchildren, Piper and Miles. She traveled to visit her grandchildren no matter where they lived and amazed everyone by how she could crawl and play with her great-grandchildren even in her 90s. Mary enjoyed dancing, keeping busy, being outside and especially gardening. She could usually be found outside, tending to her many beautiful gardens.
She is survived by her son, James (Rochelle) Dusza, and daughter, Janice (Wayne) Pederstuen; grandchildren Kristi (Tim) French and Andrew Rodda; great-grandchildren Piper and Miles French; a brother, James (Carol) Weyek; godchildren Christine Daniels, Joanne Halverson, Don Shipshock, Don Szozda and Paul Weyek; and many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, James and Agnes Weyek; her loving husband, Henry; siblings Lucille Shipshock, Ray Weyek, Gertie Shipshock and Jeanne Weyek; and godchild Marie Thull.
The visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 14, beginning at 4 p.m., with a scripture service at 7 p.m. at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Bruce, Wis. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Ss. Peter & Paul Church in Weyerhaeuser at 11 a.m., with visitation at the church at 10 a.m.