Mary Jean Weihmeir of Brodhead passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at her home.

She was born June 5, 1934, in Nokomis, Ill., to Lucia and Bernard Marley.

She had six brothers: Bernard, Clement (CF), Raymond, Carl, James and Paul; and three sisters: Josephine Cronin, Lucia Johnson, and Teresa Knobeloch.

On Dec. 1, 1956, she married William J. Weihmeir of Hopedale, Ill.

They farmed their entire lives, initially in Hopedale, then in Coloma, Wis., from 1960 until 1974 when they moved to Brodhead.

They had six daughters, all who survive them: Bernadette Weihmeir, Altoona, Wis.; Julie (Bobby) Killey of Lino Lakes, Minn.; Cindy (Al) Hermanson of Monroe; Jane (Bruce) Creen of St. Charles, Ill.; Cheryl (Chris) Nettesheim of Valdese, N.C.; and Betty (Kurt) Marquardt of Cody, Wy.

She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Emmett, Tristan, and Katrina Killey; Cody Hermanson and Ashley Dressler; Josh, April, and Joe Nettesheim; Trevor and Abbey Marquardt; four great grandchildren, Eliza, Saoirse, and Arlin Killey; and Braxton Hermanson; and her brother Paul Marley.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2008.

Per Mary’s wishes, funeral services will be private.  Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Albany.

Everson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Augustine Catholic Church in Footville.