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Mary Heeringa

d. January 16, 2022

Mary Heeringa, 68, of Waupun, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at home with her family by her side.

Mary was born May 3, 1953 to Edward and Helen Fischer Braun. She attended Beaver Dam High School. On February 21, 1970 she married the love of her life, Gary Heeringa, in Beaver Dam. The couple then moved to Waupun where she was a wonderful stay-at-home mom. She held various part-time jobs to pay for her family’s wants in life. She was an avid collector of the Breyer horses and loved her horse, Dakota as well as her beloved shih tzu, Abby. She loved nothing more than being outside with family and friends around a campfire.

Mary is survived by her husband of 51 years, Gary; three children: Michael (Dawn) Heeringa; Jason (Sara) Heeringa, and Angela Heeringa (boyfriend Adam); a granddaughter, Kayla (Zach) Reffke; three great-grandchildren: Cole, Tegan, and Kenneth; two sisters: Sally (Allen) Maas and Jean Budde; two sisters-in-law: Linda (Jim) Gerritson and Sue (Rick) Schaub; two brothers-in-law: Dale (Nancy) Heeringa and Craig (Kathy) Heeringa; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Charlie Braun.

Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the time of service.

Funeral services for Mary Heeringa will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 5 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.

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