Mary Koehne passed away November 24, 2017, two weeks short of her 95th birthday.
Born to Antone and Barbara (Beck) Koehne in Appleton, WI., December 8, 1922. She attended Appleton High School and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse in 1948, with a teaching degree in physical education. During her college years she was a summer camp counselor.
Mary taught one year each in Marinette and Appleton before returning to Marinette. She taught in several Marinette Grade Schools and Middle School before retiring in 1976. One of her accomplishments was having track Olympics at the end of the school year for grade schools.
She wintered in Mesa, AZ in 1986, and later had an apartment in Tucson, AZ from 1987 to 2004. Mary enjoyed swimming in the sunshine and her many snowbird friends. She was a very giving person and supported several area charities. She was a past member of Little River Country Club being an avid golfer, bowler, and past member of River Cities Community Pool and Holy Family Parish.
She is survived by many nieces, nephews, and a good friend, Darlene “Cookie” Grandaw.
Preceding her in death were nine brothers: James, Anthony, George, Fr. David, Karl, Robert, Paul, Richard and Thomas, and her parents.
Mary will be laid to rest along side her mother, father and brother at St. Joseph Cemetery in Appleton. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to River Cities Community Pool Association, 1125 University Drive, Marinette, WI 54143.