1942 Mary 2021

Mary (Never) Buss

November 21, 1942 — February 22, 2021

Mary, a loving mother and grandmother died peacefully in her home on Monday, February 22, 2021.  She was born on November 21, 1942 in Kimberly WI, the daughter of Fred and Agnes Never.

Mary graduated from Kimberly High School in 1961. She moved to California in the late 70’s, where she worked in retail, then the courthouse, before settling in her final role at Visa in San Francisco.  She retired in 2005 and moved back to Wisconsin, but enjoyed trips to Florida so much that she moved there in 2007 to escape the harsh Wisconsin winters.  She returned home for good in 2018 to be closer to her family and her beloved Green Bay Packers.

Mary had a natural flair for arts and crafts and spent much of her time on hobbies, going to the casino and shopping.  Over the years she enjoyed ballroom dancing, making pottery, painting, wood carving, macramé, creating stained glass art, collecting sea shells, browsing antique stores and going to rummage sales.

Mary was a beautiful and caring person who lived life her way. She acted on her curious nature and wasn’t afraid to take risks moving across the country and pursuing the things that she was passionate about.  She was a competitive archer, certified scuba diver and of all things a licensed forklift driver. She was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor, a quick wit, and a talent for limericks. She was clearly a gem to those who knew her and we will miss her dearly.

She is survived by her 3 children: Lance (Peggy), Scott (Eileen) and Dana (Tom); sister Joan (Chub); grandchildren Sydney, Shaylah (Michael), Ally, Trevor & Shasta and nieces Linda, Laura (Rocky) and Nanette.

She was welcomed into heaven by her parents Fred & Agnes Never, brother Lee, granddaughter Marlee and niece Jodi.

Friends may gather Thursday, March 4th,  from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM  at Wichmann Funeral Home Tri County Chapel, located at 1592 Oneida Street, Menasha to share memories and offer condolences.  Due to the pandemic and in an effort to keep everyone safe, masks will be required.

Expressions of sympathy (flowers, plants, etc) or a donation to Mom’s favorite charity, Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org), is welcomed.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff from the ThedaCare Hospice Team for their gentle care and compassion during such a difficult time.


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Service Schedule

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Friday, March 4, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm

Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel

1592 Oneida St, Menasha, WI 54952

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