Mary "Rusty" McKenzie
May 3, 1930 - January 26, 2019
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St. Bernard Catholic Church
1617 West Pine Street
Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 739-0331 | Map
Friday 2/1, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Bernard Catholic Church
1617 West Pine Street
Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 739-0331 | Map
Saturday 2/2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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St. Bernard Catholic Church
1617 West Pine Street
Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 739-0331 | Map
Saturday 2/2, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Mary McKenzie, 88, died peacefully on January 26, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin. Mary was born on May 3, 1930 in Richland Center, the daughter of Lucile (Wolf) and Bernard “Bunny” Schwingle, and is survived by her sister Ann Servotte. Throughout her life, Mary was affectionately known to many friends, family and…

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Peg Ginsberg left a message on February 3, 2019:
Our beloved Rusty, how she will be missed and how now the heavens can hear her beautiful poetry and her amazing heart. Our sympathies to you all who are left behind. Know undying love. Thanks for sharing her with us.
Peg & Marc
Gary Piper left a message on February 2, 2019:
Sending my deepest condolences to your family & loved ones. You're in my thoughts and prayers. I apologize that I was unable to make it to celebrate Rusty's life, she was a great gal.
Jack & Georgie Reynolds left a message on February 2, 2019:
Sending our sympathy and prayers to your family. So sorry to hear of the loss of Rusty, Gary gave us a call to let us know. May she be in eternal peace.
JOAN DICK left a message on February 2, 2019:
Ohhhh, my fellow lakefly... My heart is sooo saddened to hear of Rusty's passing. May she be in eternal peace. Sending all my love to the McKenzie family. I wish I could be there to hug you all. ‚ù§ You are all dearly in my heart.
Fr. Amal left a message on February 1, 2019:
Sorry to hear the loss of Mary. My hearty condolences to the family. May her soul rest in peace.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jay Biersteker left a message on January 31, 2019:
Katie I’m sorry to hear about your mothers passing she was great mother please know she’s with your twin Molly
Rob & Bettie Lou Bunke left a message on January 31, 2019:
Tom
We were saddened by the news of Rusty's passing. Gary Piper called us to let us know. We think and reminisce so often about the good times we all had together. Rusty was always such a fun loving person. It is always so difficult to have the right words at a time like this, we just want you to know we considered both of you very precious friends. I pray that the Good Lord will Give you strength to go on. You will be in our prayers. May the Good Lord Bless and Keep you.
Allain Van Laanen left a message on January 31, 2019:
A truly inspired woman whose joy and artistic gifts are as alive in her children as they are in her works of art.
She was a favorite Aunt of mine. I treasure my childhood friend Jane, and thank her for calling me back into my Wisconsin roots.
I was able to share some meals,wonderful conversations and laughs with Aunt Rusty and Uncle Tom.
My love and hugs prayers and smiles are with you all. I am so very greatful to call you family.
Philisse Barrows left a message on January 30, 2019:
What a beautiful photo of Rusty - she always had such a big smile and so much warmth - she made me, and all she met, feel like she was so happy to be in your company. I will miss her presence in the world. My deep condolences to Tom and all her family at this time.
Jim and Carol Newman left a message on January 30, 2019:
Tom Sr., Tommy and Family,

Our journey through life has been made better and brighter since meeting Rusty and Tom Sr. almost 20 years ago. We were further blessed when we were accepted into the McKenzie family when daughter Jill married Tommy. Yes, she will be missed by us and all those who knew her. We live on with wonderful memories of a great woman.
David McKenzie left a message on January 30, 2019:
A poem for my Aunt Rusty

This doesn't rhyme
But I don't mind

It's about Aunt Rusty
Who's always been kind

Who has the undeniable soul of a poet?
Why, a poet of course.

She's also beautiful
Sensitive and intelligent.

That's my Aunt Rusty
And I told you it wouldn't rhyme.

All my love,
David
Dennis J. Braun left a message on January 30, 2019:
Tom and family, I send my condolences with the passing of Rusty. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Kevin McKenzie left a message on January 30, 2019:
Beautiful words, Rusty would have liked them. All will miss her but know she lives within us all.
Shirley V. Doepker left a message on January 29, 2019:
Tom and Family, We are deeply sorry to hear of Rusty's passing. We send our love and prayers. Shirley and Karen Doepker
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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