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Mary Moldenhauer, 50

Mary Theresa (Shakal) Moldenhauer, age 50, of Ellsworth, Wis., passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 15.

She was born on April 3, 1963, to Clarence and Theresa Shakal in Bloomer, Wis. She was the oldest of nine children. She graduated from Bloomer High School and University of Wisconsin-River Falls with degrees in chemistry and biology. She married Richard Moldenhauer on July 19, 1986. Mary worked intermittently at BDI in River Falls. She also volunteered with various organizations. She was a devout Catholic and an active member at St. Mary's in Big River. Mary was a loving mother and wife.

She is survived by husband Rick; sons Daniel, Michael, Mark, Benjamin, and daughter, Loretta; parents Clarence and Theresa Shakal; brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews. She will be sorely missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Mary at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at St. Mary's in Big River. Visitation was held from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Hill Funeral Home in Ellsworth, and for 1 hour prior to the service. Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls, Wis.

Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, is serving the family.