Maureen D. Schleisner, age 88, of Appleton, passed away at her home on May 22, 2021. Maureen was born in Appleton to Martin and Helen (Cain) Donohue on April 25, 1933. She worked as a family law mediator until she retired at the age of 80.
Maureen at 88 stayed youthful, vibrant, interested and interesting her entire life. No matter the difficulty, she overcame it. Her interests in the arts, music, her beloved lifelong home of Appleton, and Lawrence University allowed her to help and support many others along her path.
Our mother was beautiful, wise, smart, sharp, quick-witted, kind, generous, loving and deeply devoted to her friends our family. She adored her home, Appleton, and us. We will miss her profoundly, our mom, our treasure.
Maureen is preceded in death by her daughter, Karin Schleisner, and husband Ted Motschman. She was also preceded in death by her beloved dog, Seamus.
Maureen is survived by her daughter, Sue Schleisner (Kenny Knepfel) of Elkhart Lake, WI, son Jed (Susan) Schleisner of Greenville, WI, and grandchildren Ceci and Isy Schleisner. She is also survived by her boyfriend, Stuart Schaefer.
Memorial services for Maureen will be held on Saturday, June 5th at 1:00 PM at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N Superior Street. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the time of services. Private interment at a later date.
The family of Maureen wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the Fox Cities Crisis Response Team and the Grand Chute and Appleton Emergency Response Crews. A memorial fund is being established in Maureen’s name.