Wisconsin Rapids – Mary Jo Panko, age 74, of Wisconsin Rapids, died Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Wisconsin Rapids Health and fitness Providers with her loved ones by her aspect.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids. Rev. Jerome Patric will officiate, burial will just take position at a later day in Restlawn Memorial Park. The family will greet kinfolk and close friends at Church on Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM.
Mary Jo Ann (Kuklinski) Panko was one particular of two similar twins born on Oct 3, 1946 in Oshkosh, WI, to Joe “The Professional” Kuklinski and Katherine (Groesbeck) Kuklinski. Her twin Kathy Ann, handed absent two months soon after.
Mary Jo was a few a long time aged when they moved from Oshkosh to Wisconsin Rapids in which her dad turned the Golfing Professional at Bulls Eye Region Club. Mary Jo grew up going to golf tournaments and participating in junior golfing. She was incredibly thrilled to have designed a “gap-in-a single” actively playing with all the boys and beloved when her dad and mom hosted functions.
A 1964 superior honors graduate of Lincoln Large Faculty, Mary Jo was a member of Nationwide Honor Society, Student Governing administration, Choir, Pep Club and Long term Enterprise Leaders of America (FBLA).
Mary Jo married Ronald Panko on June 18, 1966. They lately celebrated their 55th anniversary.
She started her executive secretarial career at Nepco Papers and worked as the initially Secretary to the Mill Supervisor, putting on a personalized really hard hat with her name painted on it. She remaining employment in 1970 to turn into a mother. Immediately after doing the job as a keep-at-residence mom for additional than a 10 years, Mary Jo went back again to university at Mid-Point out Technological University to receive place of work management training. She worked at Fenander Chiropractic and then The Berry Business in which she remained until her retirement.
Mary Jo was an exceptional seamstress and developed many matching outfits for her kids, as well as Halloween costumes, semi-official and formal attire, and along with one more mom, recital tutus for her daughter Betsy’s overall dance class. She loved knitting, quilting, and quite a few other crafts in advance of her extended health issues.
Survivors involve husband Ronald, three children, Charles, Wisconsin Rapids, Molly (Mitchell) Warren, Madison, and Betsy (Joey) Leonard, Madison. Four grandchildren, Tira (Chase) Prater, Christiana, TN, Wyatt (fiancée Sienna Preuss) Feaster, LaCrosse, Franklin Warren, Madison and Augusta Leonard, Madison as well as a exclusive god daughter and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in demise by her parents and twin, her mom-in-legislation, Valeria Panko and father-in-law, Anton Panko.
The spouse and children is deeply grateful for the ease and comfort care at Riverview Hospital and Heartland Hospice care at Wisconsin Rapids Well being Companies.
Posted by Wisconsin Rapids Every day Tribune from Jul. 9 to Jul. 12, 2021.