Mary Lou Genevieve Spoerl

Mary Lou Genevieve Spoerl

Female 1927 - 2012  (84 years)

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  • Name Mary Lou Genevieve Spoerl 
    Born 14 Jul 1927  Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 09 Apr 2012 
    • Mary Lou Young (nee Spoerl), age 84, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 9th, 2012 at home. She was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on July 14th, 1927, to Mabel and George Spoerl, the fifth of six children. Mary Lou attended St. Joseph Elementary School and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Menasha. After high school she was employed as a telephone operator and at the bobby pin factory. When her children were grown, Mary Lou was employed at Shopko in the fabric department where she shared her love and knowledge of sewing for 25 years.

      Mary Lou married Cyril Young on October 25th, 1947. They made their home in the house that he built on Sharon Street in Appleton. Mary Lou and Cy, along with their family, also spent many happy years at their summer home on Lake Winnebago. Mary Lou had a special way of making everyone feel welcome with her open door policy, and large multi-generational parties were a regular occurrence. She will be remembered for her excellent cooking, pie making, and Friday night fish fries at the lake. She took great pleasure in sewing and many of her family and friends were blessed by her seamstress skills. She enjoyed friendships with many neighbors over the years. Mary Lou especially enjoyed spending time with her sister-in-law, Jean Young, who preceded her in death. She and Jean raised their families together, cooked and sewed together, and were known to enjoy a few manhattans together when the work was done. Mary Lou also enjoyed many of these same things with her close friend Marge Holcomb.

      Mary Lou will be greatly missed by her five children: Mark (Joann) of Appleton; Lisa (Robert) Young-Borkowski of Hartland, WI; Scott (Sue) of Zimmerman, MN; Sara Young-Spoerl of Appleton; Beth (Ted) Young-VerKuilen of Menasha; her ten grandchildren: Kevin (Rhonda) Young; Becky (Jay) McNally; Laura, Sam, and Anthony Spoerl; Ethan, Elliott, and Anna VerKuilen; Christopher Oelkers; Jackie (Zach) Norling; and her eight great grandchildren: Joselyn Wurth, Gianna and Sophia Young; Emma, C.J. and Ozzy Oelkers; and Luke and Kate Norling.

      Mary Lou is survived by her sister, Barbara (Jerry) Thiel of Appleton: sisters-in-law Marie Michalkiewicz; Joann Santkuyl; and many loving nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her husband: Cyril (Bunky) Young, her parents: Mabel and George Spoerl; brothers: Thomas and Vincent Spoerl; and sisters: Mary Spoerl and Bernette Hurley.

      A memorial service celebrating Mary Lou's life will be held Friday, April 13th, 2012, at Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2600 E Philip Ln, Appleton, WI. Visitation will be at 5 pm, service at 6 pm. Fellowship and light meal to follow. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in her name for Theda Care at Home Hospice.

      Mary Lou's family would like to express gratitude to her physicians, especially Jeffery Whiteside and Phil Vogt, who both went above and beyond in providing care to her over the years. The family would also like to thank her caregivers Karen Schnese and Barb Semrow, along with Joe Tessmer, RN, Trisha Vanderwielen, CNA, Duane Brown, and the other staff at Theda Care at Home for their compassionate care of Mary Lou during her illness.

      Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from April 11 to April 13, 2012
    Person ID I202649  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2012 

    Father Ancestors George Mathias Spoerl,   b. 04 May 1881, Germantown, Washington Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1957  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Mabel Fox,   b. 06 Nov 1898, Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1971  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F112561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Cyril H Young,   b. 20 Oct 1926,   d. 17 Jan 2006, Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1947 
    Married: 1x1. Living
    Married: 1x2. Scott Young,   b. 1948,   d. Nov 2013  (Age 65 years)
    Married: 1x3. Living
    +4. Living
     5. Living
    Family ID F80893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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