Mary L. Stecha, 86, of Holmen, died on Wednesday September 10, 2014 at her home. She
was born on September 18, 1927 in La Crosse, Wisconsin to Fred and Mary (La Fleur) Bahnub. Mary began her life in La Crosse, WI and grew up on a farm in Disco. She was a proud graduate of the 1945 class of Black River Falls High. From 1945-46 she worked at Ft. McCoy. She married George H. Stecha. Then as a military wife, she had the opportunity to travel in the U.S. and Europe. In 1979, she returned to her beloved Wisconsin (except in the winter). For many years she was a greeter at Walmart, so many people were treated to her sparkling blue eyes and wit.
Mary is survived by 5 children Gayle Peters of Littleton, Colorado, Charlene Moak of Phoenix, Oregon, Jay (Vergie) Stecha of Arcadia, Wisconsin, Dan Stecha of Tampa, Florida and Michele (Roger) Duvic of Slidell, Louisiana; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a siblings Dean Bahnub, Gordon Bahnub and Lois Powell.
Graveside services will be held for both Mary and George at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014 at the Green Mound Cemetery in Holmen, Wisconsin. Full Military Honors will be given Lt. Colonel George Stecha.
Mary loved life to the fullest and will be missed. But heaven will be an even happier place with our Mom in it.