MaryJean L. Tolzman, 94, formerly of Gillett, passed away on Tuesday morning, March 28, 2023 surrounded by her family at Kindred Hearts, Shawano. She was born on March 16, 1929 in the Town of Hartland, daughter of the late Louis Sr. and Florence (Richter) Boettcher.
MaryJean finished school at Slab City and began working at IGA Grocery Store in Bonduel where she met and later married Albert Tolzman on May 1, 1948. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1987. They moved to Gillett where they raised their family. MaryJean worked for Lee Schaal Farms and then Ross McMahon’s Grocery Store. She continued to work there under different owners. MaryJean also worked for Gillett Canning and Parkside Dairy as well as with her sister Lois for Shawano County Housing. During this time, MaryJean was a member of St. John’s in Pulcifer where she was a member of the Ladies Aid and taught Sunday School. In retirement, MaryJean enjoyed reading, putting puzzles together and making quilts for church. She was currently a member of Faith United Lutheran Church, and the Women of Faith since the Church was built. MaryJean was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary since 1964 and was their Treasurer for many years. She bowled for the Yancy team and was a member of the Hintz homemakers as well as Cub Scout Den Mother. In addition to all of this she also volunteered to bake pies for the Oconto County Fair.
MaryJean is survived by 7children and their spouses: Michael Tolzman, MS, Rosemary (Alvin) Swanson, MN, Brenda (Steve) Krueger, Bonduel, Rev. Brion Tolzman, NE, Scott (Denise) Tolzman, Dodgeville, Kevin (Special Friend, Jan) Tolzman, Sheboygan and Jeffrey (Joy) Tolzman, Gillett; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Lois Wiesnicht, Shawano and Sandi Kavach, Clintonville; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband: Albert, her parents: Louis Sr. and Florence Boettcher; one son: James Tolzman; two daughters-in-law: Delores and Michelle; one brother and sister-in-law: Louis Jr. and Rosella Boettcher; and two brothers-in-law: Clarence Runge and George Wiesnicht.
Visitation for MaryJean will be held on Friday evening, March 31, 2023 at the Kuehl Funeral Home, 108 E Main St, Gillett, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The visitation will continue on Saturday morning, April 1, 2023 at Faith United Lutheran Church, 11465 Old U, Gillett, from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM. Officiating at the Christian Victory Service will be the Rev. John Laatsch. Burial will take place at St, Johns Cemetery, Pulcifer.
Kuehl Funeral Home is assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy and memories may be shared with MaryJean’s family by visiting www.legacycarepartners.com .