In Memory Of

Mary V. Lis

October 21, 1929 - May 13, 2023

There will be no visitation.

Private Services.

Full Obituary

     On May 13, 2023, Mary Valerie Sieczkiewicz Lis left her body and went on to a more peaceful place.  Mary was born in Westerly, Rhode Island on October 21,1929 on the eve of the Great Depression.  Despite this, her parents, Alexander and Bertha provided her with an abundant and happy childhood in a cozy home surrounded by loved ones.  She grew up the youngest of 5 siblings; Billy, Helen, Henry, Peter, and Josephine who all
passed on many years ago.
     Mary met her husband Stanley in Westerly, Rhode Island where he was stationed in the U.S. Navy.  They married on April 12,1947, and in 1950, they moved to the Thorp area.  She resided in Bellinger, WI most of the rest of her life.  They had 5 children; Patty (Al Cimperman), Cheryl (deceased 1967), Stash (Mary Nolechek), David (Renee Szpara) and Michelle (Cam Sayer).
     She is also survived by 5 grandchildren; Rebecca, Stacey, Russell, Alexandra and Blake as well as 5 great grandchildren; Sophia, Owen, Jordan, Myles, and Rory.  (So as one of her doctors told her, “Mary, 5 is your number!”)
     Mary spent a lot of time reading the Bible and talking about faith after her daughter Cheryl died.  She also sometimes enjoyed reading the horoscope section of magazines.  She reminded us that being a Libra was all about balance.  Mary was a headstrong woman with an adventurous soul and maintained a sense of youthful free-spiritedness throughout her life.  She made friends easily.  She was curious and humorous.  She could also be quite stubborn and salty at times, but that oddly only seemed to make
her more lovable.  She will live on for all of those who knew and loved her.
     Mary enjoyed gardening, cooking, eating, reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends and going to thrift shops.  She taught her children how to plant a garden, enjoy good food, be independent, thrifty, be authentic, laugh and speak up for themselves.
     A special thank you goes out to Jason Hazuga and all of his staff at Traditions Assisted Living for their tender and loving care.  Thank you also to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice.
     A private family service and burial is planned.