WAUSAU, Wis. - Marcella L. Giguere, 97, of Wausau, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Our House Assisted Living, Wausau, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
She was born March 27, 1917, in Marshfield, Wis., daughter of the late John and Frances (Stanislawski) Schultz. On June 26, 1952, she married Donald Giguere in Marshfield. He preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1994.
Marcella was a graduate of McKinley High School in Marshfield and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Education. She furthered her education, taking post-graduate classes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She taught high school biology in both Winter, Wis., and Niagara, Wis.
Marcella L. Giguere
For many years, Marcella worked as a Librarian at Niagara High School and also at the Niagara branch of the Marinette County Library. She was a member of the Marinette County Library Board, a member of the Christian Mothers' Guild at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Niagara, and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She enjoyed volunteer work and volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul Stores and Red Cross, where she also was a blood donor. Marcella was an active member of the Womens' Athletic Association at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she participated in basketball, tennis and field hockey.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary (Gary) Forseth, Wausau; one son, Jon (Cheryl) Giguere, DePere, Wis.; five grandchildren, Andrew (Lisa) Forseth, Kathryn (Craig) Charlton, Lindsey Giguere, Justin Giguere and Matthew Giguere; two great-grandchildren, Allison and Adam Forseth; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Donald, she was preceded in death by three brothers; three sisters; and two nephews.
The Memorial Mass will be celebrated at noon on Saturday, May 24, at the Church of St. Anne, Wausau. Rev. Alan Burkhardt will preside. Friends may call on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.
Inurnment will be in the Niagara Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Our House Assisted Living; the Outreach Ministry, the Circle of Joy, and Father Alan Burkhardt of St. Anne Parish; Dr. Kevin O'Connell and the staff of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, for the outstanding love, care and compassion extended to Marcella and her family during the time she was involved with them.