BruecherMaryJoanMary Joan E. Bruecher, “Sis”, age 79, of Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, formerly of East Woodruff Street, Port Washington passed away Wednesday evening, August 12, 2015 at Lasata where she resided with her husband, Larry for the past three years.

Mary Jo was born on January 5, 1936 in Milwaukee, WI; daughter of Frank and Leona Schiller Lorge. As a young girl, her family moved to Port Washington where she attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Port Washington High School.

Over the years she raised her family and kept a happy home.  If you asked Mary Jo, she would say her most important occupation was “friend” and her job was always to provide a listening ear.

For over fifteen years she worked in the Deli of the Sentry Store in Port Washington.  On August 22, 1980, Mary Jo and Lawrence E. “Larry” Bruecher married at St. Mary’s Church in Port Washington.  She always provided smiles and laughter and was the heart of their combined families.

Mary Jo is survived by her husband Larry, her children John (Grace) Binsfeld of Jackson; Michael Binsfeld of Port Washington; Judy Konicek of Jackson; Peggy Albanese of Grafton; Ron (Jeannie) Binsfeld of Oostburg and Maribeth Binsfeld of Port Washington; Larry’s children Susan (Steve) Klein of Grafton; Giles Bruecher of Port Washington and Lisa (Troy) Charbarneau of Gleason; 18 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren with another on the way; her sister Carol Ann Filo of Port Washington; her brothers Jim (Ruth) Lorge and Bob (Carol) Lorge, both of Port Washington, Dick Lorge of Victor, NY; sister-in-law Joan Lorge of Appleton; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, grandson Phillip Charbarneau, her brother Eugene Lorge and his wife Jean, her brother Jerry Lorge, her sister-in-law Roseann Lorge, her brother-in-law Ron Bruecher and his wife Mary.

The family would also like to express their thanks for the kind and loving care that Mary Jo received as a resident at Lasata Care Center.  Especially the staff on One West who cared for her like she was family.

Her Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 6:30PM Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church, 1802 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington. Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant. Visitation will take place from 4:30-6:30PM Wednesday AT CHURCH. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington.

Memorials to Tri-Parish Cluster of Port Washington/Saukville, 1800 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI 53074 appreciated.