Mary found everlasting peace in the arms of her Lord on March 12, 2021.
(Nee Castle) Mary was born on March 9, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the only child of Lester and Rose Baumann Castle both of whom preceded her in death.
She is survived by her loving husband, Michael and her children Thomas (Marli Bezerra) Van Zeeland, James (Nola) Van Zeeland, and John (Julie) Van Zeeland, step-children Pamela Flaherty and Steven (Lisa) Flaherty. Mary is also survived by her grandchildren Erin, Thomas Jr., Andrew (Dianna Wu), and Jacob Van Zeeland, Lacey (Michael) Schiel, step-grandson Adam Laessig, great granddaughters Ami Van Zeeland and Raelle Schiel and great grandsons Kai Van Zeeland and Camden Schiel. Her eldest and loving grandson Phillip Van Zeeland also preceded her in death. She is further survived by her sister-in-law Jeanne Flaherty Phelan (Michael) of Florida, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
Mary was a proud registered nurse graduating from St. Mary’s School of Nursing, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Class of 1956.
Visitation at ST ELIZABETH ANN SETON, 12700 W. Howard Avenue, New Berlin, WI 53151, on Thursday March 25, 2021 10-11:15AM. Mass of Christian Burial at 1130AM. Procession to Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Masses or donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Notre Dame School of Milwaukee would be greatly appreciated.
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