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Mary Jean Anderson

March 16, 1947 ~ August 29, 2019 (age 72)

Mary J. Anderson, 72, of Eagle, WI passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at AngelsGrace Hospice Center in Oconomowoc.

Mary was born on March 16, 1947 in Aurora, IL the daughter of N. Wayne and Lucille (Armbrust) Casey. Mary and her family moved to Eagle, WI at a very young age and she grew up in Eagle and graduated from Mukwonago High School. Mary went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. On August 24, 1968 Mary was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Anderson at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Eagle. God blessed their union with two children, Rich and Christine. Mary worked as a waitress at Sasso’s in Eagle for over 25 years, she also waitressed at the Fork in The Road Restaurant in Mukwonago and The Hen House Restaurant in Eagle. Mary enjoyed waitressing. She appreciated the interaction with people and was very good at it. She had fond memories of her working career. Mary had many interests in her life. She was an avid Wisconsin sports fan and enjoyed watching and rooting for the Packers and Brewers. She loved to work in her garden and grew both flowers and vegetables. She also loved to take trips up to Door County, WI with her husband. Her loving family says she had a special love for that area. Decorating was also a passion of Mary’s. She always had a theme in her home for holidays. She particularly loved Christmas and had a vast collection of Santa Clause figures. The two most important things in Mary’s life were faith and family. She was an active and very involved parishioner at St. Theresa’s for her entire life. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and was happiest when surrounded by those she loved. She shared a special bond with her grandchildren and loved them deeply. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by: her loving husband of 51 years, Bob Anderson; her loving mother, Lucille Casey; her two children, Richard Anderson and Christine (Stefan) Vater; four grandchildren, Lukas, Thomas, Stefan, and Lucy; and three brothers, Donnie Casey, Jim (Kathy) Casey, and Ken (Linda) Casey. Mary is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, and a brother, Richard Casey.

Mary’s family would like to extend a special and heartfelt thanks to the staff of Greenwald Cancer Center in Mukwonago, especially Dr. Raza.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mary’s honor may be made to The American Cancer Society or St. Theresa Catholic Church.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Eagle, WI. Fr. Loyola Amalraj will officiate the mass. Fr. Dennis R. Ackeret will co-celebrate the mass. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00AM until the time of mass at the church. Burial will take place in St. Theresa Catholic Cemetery following the mass.

Gibson Family Funeral Homes of Eagle & Palmyra, WI is serving the family. To place an online condolence, please visit

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