Mary J. Chouinard was born on April 25, 1940 in Escanaba. She was the daughter of Melvin and Evelyn Jacobsen, former residents of Wells, prior to moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1957.
Mary married Richard J. Chouinard in Milwaukee, and she and Dick recently celebrated their Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary in January. They are the parents of four children, son William of Gladstone; daughters Cynthia (Barry) Stone from South Carolina; and Lynn from Georgia. Mary is preceded in death by infant son Timothy. She is further survived by five loving grandchildren, Tiffany, Casey, Colin, Emily Rose, and Olivia Louise.
She will be missed by her siblings Dolores (Gerald) Bink, Milwaukee; Leon (Susan) Jacobsen, New Berlin, Wis.; Donna (Fred) Beaudry of Florida; and was preceded in death by a brother Michael (Nancie) Kositzky from Georgia. In addition, Mary was a special aunt to her many nieces and nephews. She also has many relatives and friends in the area. Both her parents came from large families so she leaves to mourn many aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.
Mary and Dick retired to South Carolina where they lived near their daughters for a few years but eventually returned to the Gladstone area in 2003 where they were able to care for Mary