Mary Lou White


10:00am - 12:00pm
Friday, December 2, 2022
St. Francis Catholic Church
231 West Woodworth
Ellsworth WI, 54011

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00pm -
Friday, December 2, 2022
St. Francis Catholic Church
231 West Woodworth
Ellsworth WI, 54011

Mary Lou White of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, age 67, passed away on November 24, 2022. Mary was born May 3, 1955. Her parents were George E. White and Doris White.

Mary Lou was a devout, lifelong member of St. Francis Catholic Church. She spent many years serving the church with her participation in the resurrection choir and never missed a midnight mass. Along with her love of the Lord came her love of bingo, education and staying true to herself. Mary was dependable, never missing her two weekly bingo games, family functions, mass or a grammatical error. Mary attended four years of college at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater after high school, which started her on the path to a great career in accounting. She went on to spend over 30 years balancing the books at Smead. Her draw to knowledge and education was prevalent when she watched the show Jeopardy, she always knew the answers!

Mary’s knowledge, presence and love with remain in the hearts of her brother: Mike White; nephews: George and Aaron White; and niece: Annika Hussey.

She was proceeded in death by her parents: George and Doris White.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:00pm on Friday, December 2, 2022 at St. Francis Catholic Church: 231 Woodworth St. Ellsworth, Wisconsin. A visitation will begin at 10:00am, and will conclude at the start of mass. Interment will be at St. Francis cemetery to follow.

Services are entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ellsworth,, (715)273-4421


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  1. George and family, you do not know me, but I am Kathy Glaus Sawczynec’s sister and knew Mary well. I am shocked to hear of her passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Mary was a coworker and friend of my aunt Loretta Sieben and myself. She went to supper and bingo at the Eagles every Thursday night in Hastings, until Loretta recently passed. Mary and I continued Eagles bingo for another year after, and also attended matinee bingo at treasure island from that point on. She talked highly of her brother , her two nephews , and her niece and goddaughter Annika who recently got married. I will miss her as I am sure you all will. We will all miss you Mary!

  3. Please accept my condolences for your loss. Mary also made time for dinner at Culvers in Hastings whenever the Lions had a fundraiser there. She will be missed.

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