Marie Maynard Guy age 100 passed away on December 1st, 2021 at St Paul Home in Kaukauna. She was born in Nadeau, MI, March 30, 1921 to Exilda Laurin. Her Father, Theodore Laurin died in Nov, 1920 five months before her birth. She was the youngest of six siblings. Marie married Wallace Maynard Sr on the 4th of July 1940 at St Bruno Catholic Church in Nadeau. Together they raised seven sons in Menasha, WI. They moved to Combined Locks in 1960. She was widowed at age 39 when he died of a sudden heart attack that October. In 1967 she married Harry Guy Sr and together they raised his four children. When he retired, they traveled the USA by motor home, spent time in FL, TX and settled in Las Vegas. Sam’s Town was her “happy place”. She walked to Bingo every day, made good friends there, and loved the warm, dry weather. Harry passed away on Dec 21, 1993 in Vegas and later she moved to Kimberly to be closer to family. Marie loved to play cards, make quilts, can tomatoes and go to garage sales. In her last years she could usually be found in the day room, doing jigsaw puzzles. The family fondly remembers her homemade bread and cinnamon rolls and the Shedds peanut butter she bought in 5 gal pails. The coffee pot was always on and all the kids’ friends were always welcome. Her home was a safe place to be and no matter what came along, she would always find a way to be helpful. She was a wonderful Mother and Friend.
Survivors include: Wally (Marilyn) Jerry (Ellie) Ken (Deb) Susan, Jeff (Peggy) Maynard and bonus son, Dale Laurin, Cheryl Fritz, Pam (Rod) Pues Bob (Pam) Guy. Marie was preceded in death by Raymond, Patrick, Michael Maynard, Harry Guy Jr, John Fritz and Donna Maynard. She was the last survivor of her generation but leaves numerous descendants and was affectionately referred to as “Auntie Boots”. There are many five generation photos with her great-great grandkids.
Services for Marie will be at Wichmann Funeral Home, (537 N Superior St Appleton WI 54911) on Sunday, December 5th starting at noon with Prayer Service at 2pm with Deacon Ken Kabat presiding.
To be cautious, and considerate of each other, please wear face mask.
Sincere Thank You to the staff of St Paul Home where she has been a resident since 2005, special caregiver Evelyn, Lisa of St Paul Hospice, and granddaughter Jody Lynn.