1943 - 2018
Maralyn L. Stec, 75, of Kenosha, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Casa del Maré at St. Catherine Commons.
Born on April 17, 1943, the daughter of the late Caradoc and Benigda "Peg" Rowlands. She attended local schools and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School.
Maralyn married Leonard A. Stec on April 18, 1964, at St. James Catholic Church.
She worked in the registrar's office at Carthage College and then at Abbott Laboratories, retiring after 20 years in the Benefits Department.
Maralyn was a loving wife; the best mother and doting grandmother who adored her grandchildren. She had a special love for her dog, Fonzie and her grand dogs, Maggie and Brian. As a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Maralyn was instrumental in heading up the festival raffle for many years. She volunteered at the public library; an incredible giving person who touched many lives. She loved being part of her friends group known as the "Animals".
Maralyn is survived by her husband of 54 years, Lenny; her daughters, Susan (Michael) Wade and Cindi (John) Walther; her grandchildren, Zachary and Kyle Wade; Ashley, Abby and Amy Walther and her sister, Pam Mattioda.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Charlene Deginan.
Funeral services honoring Maralyn's life will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 7307 40th Avenue. Entombment will follow in All Saints Mausoleum. A visitation will be held at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Casa del Maré, 3508 7th Avenue, Kenosha, WI, 53140 or Safe Harbor Humane Society, 7811 60th Street, Kenosha, WI, 53142 would be appreciated by the family.