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“Mary Jo LeSage was a wonderful person. I taught her in fifth grade at St. Francis and as she matured we became close friends. She had the beautiful...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Sister Clarice Sevegney - Racine, WI

“Mary Jo and I went to school together from St. Francis Grade School thru High School. I still have a Christmas card she made me in grade school. Rest...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Rose Storm - Merrill, WI

“I am very saddened to learn of Mary Jo's passing, we went to high school together, and she was a sweet person. I am sure God was waiting with open...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Cheryl Brown - Merrill, WI

“I was so shocked to hear about Mary Jo's death. I worked with her for several years at Krause, Howard and she came out a few times to Arizona to...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Linda Riggs - Iowa City, IA

“Dear family of Mary Jo, No words can express our sorrow at the loss of our good friend. We had the privilige of knowing a wonderful young woman who...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Sr. Kathy Lange & Sr. Celine Goessl - WI

“I worked with Mary Jo for many years at St. Francis. She was always there when you needed her. When my mother reached the age were she could no...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Wayne Thompson - Wausau, WI


Mary Jo LeSage, age 55, of Merrill, died unexpectedly at her home of natural causes on January 25, 2013. She was born August 24, 1957 in Merrill to the late Clarence & Dorothy (Berndt) LeSage. Mary Jo graduated from Merrill High School, class of 1975. She then attended NTC where she received her Associates Degree in Accounting. Mary Jo had been employed at Krause Howard & Company, SC for many years until becoming the Parish Secretary at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She served on many committees at St. Francis, including the Parish Council, Liturgy Committee, organizing the Parish Library and organist. Mary Jo also completed the Lay Ministry Program and enjoyed leading the Communion Services. In 2008, she was part of a core group of people who established The Little Flower Eucharistic Adoration Chapel. Most recently, Mary Jo served as the Parish Liturgist, helping in many areas of worship for the church and school. She enjoyed many types of music, playing the piano, playing in the hand bell choir, visiting with friends, going out to a good fish fry and traveling. Mary Jo made several trips to Rome and the Vatican, making a point to see different areas each time. Mary Jo is survived by her cousins, close friends and her parish family. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 6:00 PM Monday, February 4, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Fr Mike McLain and Fr Joseph Kleinheinz will officiate. Friends may call from 4 – 5:30 PM Monday at Waid Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Mary Jo LeSage Memorial Fund. Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.

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