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Mary Ann Wisemiller 11/16/2023

Mary Ann Margaret Wisemiller passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 16th. She was born in Clear Lake, Wisconsin on April 3, 1943 to Rueben Rothe and Margaret Strate. On February 23, 1963, she married James (Jim) Wisemiller. They spent the early years of their marriage in New Brighton, Minnesota where they were blessed with four children (Jill, Laurie, Jennifer, and Mike). In 1971 they moved to New Richmond, where the years were filled with friends, fun, and kids activities.

Mary Ann was always happy spending time with her friends and family. The door was always open, and just like magic, she could have a meal with enough to feed everyone. She was always baking, even though, she didn’t have much of a sweet tooth, her husband Jim did.
During her life she cherished her friendships, from her next door neighbors in New Brighton and New Richmond, her lifetime friends from Clear Lake, the Hockey Group, and New Richmond.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband Jim, her mother Margaret, and brother Gary, and many beloved, but not forgotten family members.

She is survived by her children and grandchildren, Jill (Darold) Dornbush, Katherine (Katie), Margaret (Maggie), and Anna; Laurie (Dennis) Miller, Jacob (Jake), Hayden (Samantha) Carson, and Tucker, Jennifer (Dan) Baillargeon, Reed (Allison), Bennett, and Hope, Michael (Shannon), Tanner and Maxx (Paige), her sister Gloria (John) Buhr, and aunt Evie Berends. We would also like to acknowledge her special group of friends, Diane Pietz, Kay Gehring, Vicky Peterson, Char Charland, and Cindy Swanda.

We are also grateful for the care mom received over the years from Westfields Hospital & Clinic, The Deerfield, and Lakeview Hospice. The care she received could not have been better. She loved everyone who provided her care, but most importantly, took the time to share their lives with her. Each of you meant the world to her. Instead of flowers, memorials are appreciated and may be directed to The Deerfield and Lakeview Hospice.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, December 22, 2023 at 3:00PM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (151 S Washington Ave) in New Richmond with a visitation starting at 2:00PM. A Reception was held at Ready Randy’s Sports Bar & Grill (1490 131st St New Richmond WI 54017) following the Memorial Mass. Private Family interment was in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.



  • Nancy Springer Posted November 18, 2023 7:52 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I loved playing bingo with your mom at The Deerfield when I was with my mom. Your mom was the sweetest.

  • Kathleen Wettig Posted November 18, 2023 9:43 am

    Sending Jerry and my condolences to the family. Your mother sounded like a very sweet lady. God bless each of you.

  • Rosemary Olson Posted November 19, 2023 9:47 am

    Mary Ann always had the greatest smile!…in her high school year book, she was listed as the class clown for all her great jokes and that wonderful sense of humor…Thinking of her entire family,,,,

  • Eisbrenner Family. Posted November 19, 2023 4:23 pm

    So sorry to have read of Mary Ann’s death. She touched many lives and will be thought of often and loved forever. May your many wonderful memories of her life be of great comfort. This Bible verse recorded in John 5:28 has been of comfort to our family when experiencing a loss. It reads “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his (Jesus Christ) voice and come out.” May the God of all comfort give strength and his love to each of you.

  • Dave Baillargeon Posted November 19, 2023 9:27 pm

    Your Mom was an example of a good hearted person. She was always pleasant and wanted to visit with everyone. I always enjoyed Mary Ann. I’m very sorry for your loss.

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