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Mary Jo Motl, age 82, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at home, just four months after her metastatic cancer diagnosis. She was born on December 31, 1935, in Red Granite and was the daughter of George and Angeline (Tetzlaff) Kloster. She married Richard Motl on May 4, 1957 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. She moved to Sun Prairie as a young girl so her father could work for his brother in the Kloster Bakery. She attended Sacred Hearts school through grade 10, then graduated from Sun Prairie High School. Mary Jo met Dick at a dance in Angell Park. They married four years later and moved to Marshall, where Dick built their home. Their home was filled with five children and Mary Jo devoted herself to her family, not only becoming a wonderful mother to them, but also their cheerleader, psychologist, teacher, and peacemaker. Family time in northern Wisconsin was precious to her. The more loved ones around her, the happier she was. In addition to everything she did for her family, Mary Jo also gave of herself to her church and community. After her children were grown, she found great joy working in a floral shop for 16 years. There, the ladies who worked on the seasonal team built a strong friendship that endures today .Mary Jo's huge, kind heart was always ready to help anyone in need or alone. One of her dearest friends described her as "simply kind to everyone", and a granddaughter described her as "a beautiful, loving, spunky soul". Mary Jo handled her illness with faith, dignity, and grace, and she will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, Dick; her children, Deb (Mark) Popp of Marshall, Alan (Vonda) of Marshall, Dan (Chris) of Marshall, Jane (Mike) Boettcher of Oshkosh, Laurie (Steve) Grams of Marshall; 15 grandchildren, Angie, Megan and Derek Woelffer, Kyle and Dylan Popp, Lexi and Trenton Merritt, Nick and Alex Motl, Allie, Dan and Matt Boettcher, Maggie, Zak and Tyler Grams; brother-in-law Dave Motl; and sister-in-laws Bette Krebs and Mary Kloster. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ken and Jim Kloster; and sister-in-law, Aileen Kloster. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018, at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, 227 Columbus Street in Sun Prairie. Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt will preside. A visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at the Church on Friday. A luncheon will be held at the Church following Mass. The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Agrace Hospice or Marshall Area Historical Society.
Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation
Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400