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MaryAnn Monette

Mar 22, 1944 - Jan 12, 2022

MaryAnn Monette, 77, Abrams, died Wednesday evening, January 12, 2022 following complications from Lupas diagnosed 12 years ago.  She was born March 22, 1944 in Oak Park, IL to Gustav and Anna (Block) Knak.  As a little girl, she moved with her family to the Suring area where she grew up and graduated high school.  Following graduation, she attended vocational school and graduated with a degree in bookkeeping and became employed by NCR in Green Bay.

In 1966, she married Donald DePouw and they had two daughters together.  He preceded her in death in 1978.  On October 18, 1980 she married Leonard “Lenny” Monette at Bay City Baptist Church in Green Bay.  The couple owned and operated a family farm in the Town of Pensaukee for all their married lives.  MaryAnn once worked in the family business, Kriewaldt Glove in Oconto as an accountant and for many years at H & R Block in Green Bay, all while still farming.  She was a member of the Oconto Gospel Chapel where she taught Sunday school for many years.  MaryAnn also served on the board of directors of the Oconto County Farm Bureau and treasurer of Brookside Cemetery Association for many years.  MaryAnn will be lovingly remembered for putting others first and always planning large family gatherings where food was plentiful and baking was her specialty.

Survivors are her loving husband of 41 years, Lenny Monette, Abrams; three daughters, Tina (Tim) York, Pewaukee; Laura (Steve Mayo) Schuh, Neenah; Abigail (Jerod) Olsen, Suamico; two grandchildren, Zachary (Emily) Schuh and the light of her life, Kierra (Ryan) Scanlan; three great grandchildren, Colton and Luke Schuh, Hudson Scanlan; one brother, Alfred (Shirley) Knak, Weston; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Randy (Carol) Monette, Abrams; Margaret Hornick and Joann Radzinski, both of Oconto; Susie Truckey, Stiles; Mike (Kathy) Monette, Little Suamico; Marilyn (Tom) Henry, Oconto; Wayne (Barb) DePouw, FL; special neighbors, Mike and Alice Chapin; many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and first husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Joe Hornick and David Truckey, in-laws, Randall L. and Sabina Monette and Louis and Mabel DePouw.

Private family services were held at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls.  Burial in Brookside Cemetery, Town of Pensaukee.


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