Video of Funeral Mass for Mary Meyer

Mary A. Meyer, age 80, of Port Washington, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at her home with her family at her side on Monday, January 24, 2022.

The daughter of Eugene M. and Lorena Schueller Mayer; Mary was born on October 20, 1941 in Sheboygan, WI.  At the age of 12, Mary and her family moved to Fredonia after her mother passed away.  She had worked at the former Allen Edmonds Shoe factory in Lake Church, WI and later provided child care for many children of family and friends.

On June 3, 1978, Mary married Eugene N. “Gene” Meyer of Port Washington at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Fredonia.  Together they raised their family in Port Washington with the birth of their children Katie and Alan.

Mary and her husband Gene had always been active with St. Mary’s Parish in Port Washington as the children grew.  They had coordinated the parish Swiss Steak/Ham Fall Dinner for many years.  Mary had served with the Christian Women of the parish, helping to coordinate the annual Christmas Auction, and volunteered as the funeral fellowship coordinator and many bake sales throughout the years.  She was an excellent cook and baker, known for her Poppy Seed Torte, amongst many others.  Gene and Mary organized the St. Mary’s parish fish fries for years in support of Port Catholic School where both of their children graduated middle school.

Mary enjoyed many friendships through her card clubs and at the Port Washington Senior Center. She will be remembered for her snowmen collection.  She led a life of family, faith and friendship, sharing God’s gifts with others. Mary always had a smile, and treated everyone with love and respect.

Survived by her husband Gene, daughter Katie (David) Sumner of Port Washington and son Alan “Al” (Melissa) Meyer of Howards Grove, grandchildren Blake and Lilly Meyer and Chandler and Elliott Sumner, Gene’s yorkie Charlie, her brother Eugene (Marilyn) Mayer of Fredonia, sisters-in-law Loretta, Carol and Mary Ann Meyer, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mary is preceded in death by her infant brothers Dennis and Joseph Mayer, her brother James Mayer and brothers-in-law Joseph, Ted, George and his wife Martha, Leonard and Gilbert Meyer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12Noon Saturday, February 5, 2022 at St. John XXIII Parish-St. Mary’s Church, 551 N. Johnson Street, Port Washington.  Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant.  A 9AM rosary will be said AT CHURCH on Saturday with visitation to follow until time of Mass at Noon. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington following the Mass.  A luncheon/fellowship will follow at St. John XXIII Parish-St. Peter’s Church site.

Memorials to St. John XXIII Parish-St. Mary’s Church vestibule renovation project appreciated.

Special thanks to Aurora At Home Hospice for their kindness and care and the many family and friends that visited Mary during her final weeks.



  1. Our sincerest condolences on the loss of Mary. She truly was a kind, caring and considerate lady. Always ready with a smile and helping hand. She will be missed by all who crossed her path. May your memories sustain you through this difficult time.

  2. So sorry for your loss Gene. She was a wonderful woman to know. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  3. Our sympathy to the entire family we lost a good neighbor so sorry!

  4. Our sympathies to the family. I remember seeing her at many events around the Belgium area and when she visited with my mother, Beata Schueller Janty, at various places.

    Clare (Schueller) and Neal Bowe Family
    Waco, Texas

  5. Dear Gene and family. Michael and I were so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She lived a good, full life, touching many people. May you cherish all the happy memories of her. May you be comforted by the fact that you will all be united one day. Michael and Paula Krenke

  6. Dear Eugene and Family: so sorry to hear of the loss
    of your beloved Mary. We lived in Port for 50 years
    and Mary and you were the nicest friends. Mary was
    always so kind and compassionate to everyone she
    met. She has joined my wife MaryDonna in Heaven
    now. God Blessings to your Family.

  7. My deepest sympathy, Uncle Eugene,very sorry for your loss .Mary was very special, one of a kind.Her smile was awesome. She always had time for Rosie.Lots of love,stay strong. Diane Meyer

  8. Our sympathies to the family, we have many fond memories of conversations while visiting my mom at heritage. So sorry Katie for your loss.

  9. Sincere condolences to you Gene, Katie and Alan and families. Her kindness and smiles will never be forgotten! Such a role model in her church community. I hope her spirit to help others rubs off on many. I feel comforted that she is pain free.

  10. Eugene, I express my sympathy to you and your family.

  11. Mary was a gem! We always appreciated her warm, gregarious spirit. She touched so many people over the years. May she rest securely in God’s embrace ♥️🙏

  12. We are very sorry for your loss Eugene.From Ken +Shirley Swanson

  13. Mary was a very kind and considerate person. She always had a smile and helped where ever possible.
    May She Rest In Peace

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