Mary A. Gilgenbach

Mary A. Gilgenbach, 79, of Fond du Lac, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at Agnesian Hospice Home of Hope surrounded by her family.

She was born to Lawrence and Lucille (Janquart) Anderson on September 4, 1944 in Menominee, Michigan and moved to Fond du Lac as a young girl.

She graduated from Goodrich High School in 1962 and met Joseph G. Gilgenbach shortly after while they were both working for the Wright Brothers Box Company. They married May 8, 1965 at St. Mary’s Church in Fond du Lac, and she spent her life as a homemaker for her family. She enjoyed baking, crocheting and playing piano, but took the ultimate pleasure in spending time with her children and grandkids. Both she and Joseph are members of the Holy Family Catholic Church where her services will be held.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Joseph; her daughter, Diane (Rick) Culver; her four sons, Gary Gilgenbach, Glen (Kristin) Gilgenbach and their children, Logan, Colin, and Nolan, Greg (Rebecca) Gilgenbach and their two children, Abigail and Reider, and Adam (Amber) Gilgenbach and their two children, Lydia and Clara; two sisters, Cheryl (Dave) Labakken, and Rebecca (Craig) Hill; three brothers, Bill (Nancy) Schmidt, Dennis Schmidt, and Randy (Cindy) Schmidt. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law, Wayne Roberts, James (Kathy) Gilgenbach, John (Pam)

Gilgenbach, and Jay (Karen) Gilgenbach; sisters-in-law, Donna Anderson, Rogene Schmidt, and Janice (James) Knowles; and many loved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother; stepfather, Milton Schmidt; two sisters, Gloria Dutkievic, and Kathleen Roberts; two brothers, Steven Anderson, and Kenneth Schmidt; and father and mother-in-law, Leo and Margaret Gilgenbach.

Services: A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 23rd at Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac, WI 54937, from 9:30 to 11:15 AM , with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:30. Entombment will be in the Chapel of the Risen Christ, Calvary Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Holy Family Catholic Parish.