Mary Ann Gierach

June 3, 1948 - May 16, 2024

Mary Ann Gierach

Mary Ann Gierach (nee Dragich),听 75, of Trenton, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Also known as 鈥淪miley鈥 or 鈥淢ayAnn鈥, she was born on June 3, 1948, in Milwaukee to the late Paul and Marion (nee Nelson) Dragich. She attended Washington Union High School and was then united in marriage to Richard 鈥淒ick鈥 Gierach on October 31, 1970, at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls. They celebrated their 50-year wedding anniversary in 2020 as the epitome of true love.

Together, Mary Ann and Dick raised their four children in the Town of Trenton where they still reside today. In her working life, Mary Ann was a medical records technician. She retired in 2014 at age 65 and enjoyed 10 great years of retirement, where she was able to connect with old friends, enjoy time with her family, and just generally take life easy.

She leaves behind a legacy and loving family to remember her, including her caring husband of 53 years, Dick; her four children, Leah (Dave) Hanson, Sheila Gierach, Richard (Robin) Gierach, and Gina (Nick) Packard; her nine adorable grandchildren, Devon and Gunnar Hanson, Gavin, Lydia, and Clayton Gierach, Teagan, Braelyn, Emersen, and Riann Packard; brother, Jimmy (Maureen) Dragich; sister, Denise (Bob) Eineichner; step-sister, Cindy (Dennis) David; step-brother, Jack (Cheryl) Hoelz; siblings-in-law, Judy (Phil) Holland, Karen (Rick) Knight, Joseph Weyer, and James Klumb. She is further survived by a plethora of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and special friends, including her Friday Fish Fry group, and Janie B. Group, classmates since 1966.

Greeting Mary Ann in heaven include her parents; stepfather, Wilfred Hoelz; Dick鈥檚 parents, Albert and Lydia Gierach; son Scott, who passed at birth; sisters, Georgia and Virginia; brother in-law, Gary Gierach; and her nephew, Paul R. Dragich.

VISITATION: Mary Ann鈥檚 family will greet relatives and friends in a period of visitation on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at St. John鈥檚 Ev. Lutheran Church (809 S. 6th Avenue, West Bend - 53095). The visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

SERVICE: A Memorial Service in honor of Mary Ann will follow the visitation at the church, beginning at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Hesse officiating.

Mary Ann was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June of 2021 and her courageous battle was fought with the great help of Dr. Kaufmann, Dr. Olafsson, Dr. Mooney, and Dr. Kamgar with the Kraemer Cancer Center. The family thanks them for their support. Also, a special thank you to West Bend Fire & Rescue Station 1 and Froedtert West Bend Emergency Department for all their help and care in Mary Ann鈥檚 final hours.

Memorials can be made out to FWBH Cancer Center in honor of Mary Ann.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service has been entrusted with Mary Ann鈥檚 arrangements. Additional information and Tribute Wall may be found at .

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