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May 18, 2022

12/10/2021 5:24:00 AM
Mary Jo Wittrock

Mary Jo Wittrock, age 78 of Rhinelander, died on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at her home. She was born on June 13, 1943, in Owatonna, Minn., to Rudy and Edith (Jensen) Kernz. Mary Jo attended schools in Chili, Wis. and graduated high school in 1961. After graduating from high school she worked for the Marshfield Phone Company until she married her husband John Wittrock on Feb. 8, 1964. Mary Jo and John resided in Rhinelander. After raising her children she volunteered as a teacher's assistant at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School.

Mary Jo enjoyed sewing, cross country skiing, was a member of the women's choir in Rhinelander, and loved to ride her horses. Her family was the most important part of her life and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Mary Jo is survived by her husband John Wittrock, daughter Michelle (Frank) Pyrchalla, sons Dennis (Debbie) Wittrock, John (Laura) Wittrock, and Kevin Wittrock, grandchildren Alexis, Tyanna, Cole, Nicholas, Joseph, Jaclyn, and Julianna; two great-grandchildren, sisters Carol (Charles) Kohel, Patty (Marv) Keen, and Sandy Dixon, brothers Jim (Dawn) Kernz, John Kernz, Steve Kernz, Kenny Kernz, Bob Kernz, David (Kim) Kernz, Donald (Sandy) Kernz, other family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Jeff, and grandson Stephen.

The family would like to especially thank Compassus Hospice for the care and compassion that was shown to Mary Jo.

There will be no services at this time for Mary Jo. You may leave your private condolences for the Wittrock family at The Carlson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the family.

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