Ruthmary A. Sekaney

Ruthmary Ann Sekaney, of Shawano, died on Dec. 24, 2023, at Aster Assisted Living in Clintonville. She was 84 years old.

She was born Dec. 3, 1939, in Antigo, a daughter of Marland “Blackie” and Virginia (Godleske) Malzahn. She married George Sekaney on Sept. 3, 1960, at Peace Lutheran in Antigo. He preceded her in death in 1992.

She was a graduate of Antigo High School class of 1957.

Ruthmary was employed at the Wausau and River Falls Public Libraries. She also worked at Minnesota Manufacturing Center Research Library.

She enjoyed researching family genealogy, reading and old-time music. She also played piano and organ and enjoyed gardening. A loving mother, she especially loved spending time with and spoiling her grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Diane (Mike) Wendorff of Shawano, Kathryn (Tom) Kuse of Shawano and Rebecca (Todd) Riske of Clintonville; four grandchildren, Teal (Alex) Evans, Tyler Wendorff, Hunter Staniforth and Isabelle Riske; a sister, Patricia Hansen of Show Low, Arizona; four sisters-in-law, Nancy Matuszewski of Bryant, Sharon Prange of Sheboygan, June Christensen of Green Bay and Mary Ann Sekaney of Bryant; brother-in-law, Jim (Carol) Sekaney of Wausau. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins, including special niece, Beth Hoerman, and cousins, Lois Mary Fischer and Chuck (Dee) Malzahn.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Laura and Janet; and her only son, Corey, at age 4; brothers-in-law, Paul Sekaney, Emil Matuszewski, Sheridan Prange and Chris Christensen; sisters-in-law, Elaine (Elmer “Mert”) Schroepfer, Grace (Hank) Semph and Mable (Don) Graves.

A memorial gathering will be held Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Antigo from 5 p.m. until the service of remembrance at 7 p.m.

A private burial will take place in Elmwood Cemetery, Antigo.

A special thank you to Aster Assisted Living and Moment’s Hospice for their loving care of Ruthmary.

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