Mary Ann (Biba) O'Donnell

Died: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 18, 2019
Location: St. Philip Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 19, 2019
Location: St. Philip Catholic Church

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Mary Ann (Biba) O’Donnell, age 90, of Rolling Ground,
passed away on February 15, 2019, at Care and Rehab
Boscobel. Mary Ann was born on July 27, 1928, in Castle
Rock Township, Grant County, Wisconsin.She was the
daughter of Joseph and Rose (Kratchoville) Biba. She
married James P. O’Donnell on June 13, 1956, at St. John
Nepomuc Catholic Church at Castle Rock Ridge.

Mary Ann is survived by eight children: Terry (Lori)
O’Donnell of Rolling Ground, Rose (Carl) Mundth of
Reedsburg, Bonnie (Ron) Murphy of Rolling Ground, Dan
(Gwen) O’Donnell of Waunakee, Diane O’Donnell of
Madison (Dave Simpson, Poynette), Carol (Jim) Cauley of
Lyndon Station, Nancy (Mike) Zingsheim of Reedsburg,
and Jerry (Kim) O’Donnell of Onalaska; her fifteen
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who were the
love of her life; two brothers, Joe Biba of Boscobel and
John (Jane) Biba of Muscoda; four brothers-in-law, John
(Betty) O’Donnell of Monona, Tom (Ann) O’Donnell of
Madison, Joe (Virgie) O’Donnell of Gays Mills, and Bob
(Jessica) O’Donnell of Stoughton; three  sisters-in-law, Ann
Peterson of Avoca and Kay Boebel of Boscobel, and
Mary O'Donnell of Naperville Ill. and many
nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is further survived by
special family friends: Mike and Mary Drake Family of
Oregon, Barb Bodenstein of Arena, Charlie Coleman of
Gays Mills, Caren Sneed of Batavia, IL, Ry Moon Gitlis

and his father, Kim Gitlis, of Boscobel, Dennis Murray of
Reedsburg, and Lori Schwendinger of Boscobel. She was
preceded in death by her parents; her father and
mother-in-law, James and Mary O’Donnell; her husband,
Jim; a brother, Charles; daughter-in-law, Jill O’Donnell;
four brothers-in-law, Ed and Fred O’Donnell, Gary
Peterson, and Fred Boebel; two sisters-in-law, Jeanette
Biba and Rosie O’Donnell; two nephews and one great

Mary Ann was blessed with a large family and many
friends, and after raising her own family, she began doing
childcare in her home, embracing all of these children as
her extended family. Mary Ann loved gardening, fishing,
cooking and baking, dancing, playing euchre, crocheting,
bird watching, reading, and most of all, she enjoyed her
conversations with anyone who came to visit. Her kind
heart and gentle spirit will be sadly missed by her family
and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday,
February 19 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Philip Catholic Church,
42678 Church Road, Soldiers Grove, WI, near Rolling
Ground. Father Zacharie Beya will officiate. Burial will
follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call on
Monday, February 18, at the church where a rosary will be

held at 3:45 P.M. with visitation to follow from 4:00-7:00
P.M. Friends may also call on Tuesday, February 19, from
10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Kendall Funeral
Service in Boscobel is assisting the family. A special thank
you to Care and Rehab Boscobel and St. Croix Hospice
for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers,
memorials can be made to St. Philip Cemetery Fund, St. Croix
Hospice of Platteville, or care and Rehab of Boscobel. Online
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jim murphy and wendy murphy
   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
Sorry to read about your Mom, Bonnie.She was a great Lady and Mother to a great family!!
She led a great christian life and will be rewarded in her final resting place !!May her soul rest in peace !!

Jim & Wendy

Eddie & Debbie Dubuc
   Posted Sat February 16, 2019
Our hearts break over this news of your Mom ~ May God hold you tight and be with you always! Many prayers for peace and strength are being sent your way! Much Love!!

Mary Nowak
   Posted Sun February 17, 2019
Mary Ann was the sweetest lady I have ever known-whenever I seen her, she always came up to me and visited. My sympathies to the family--her journey to heaven is now complete. May she rest in peace

Mary Nowak
   Posted Sun February 17, 2019
Mary Ann was the sweetest Lady I have ever known. She always came up to me and visited. Her Journey to heaven is now complete-May she rest in peace- My sympathies to the family

Monsignor Michael Gorman
   Posted Sun February 17, 2019
Sorry to read of Mary Ann's passing, although it is a release for her. I regret that I will not be able to attend the visitation or funeral. May God reward her faithful life and console her family.

Monsignor Gorman

Steve and Traci Murphy
   Posted Mon February 18, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole O'Donnell family. Mary Ann was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed.

Stanley Brickl
   Posted Mon February 18, 2019

SOPHISTICATION WILLOW BASKET SPRAY was sent by Brickl Brothers of West Salem..

Patrick & Caroline Moran
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
We are very sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies; your mom was a wonderful lady. We regret that we cannot attend the funeral.

Michael J. and Jamie M. Murphy
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
Our condolences to the Family... 'twas a time many years ago when Mary Ann was awful to a shy farm Boy a long way from home!!
Raquiem in Pacem, Mary Ann

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