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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