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Maria Berez

March 21, 1918 — January 14, 2018

Maria Berez of Granton, Wisconsin, died Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the Marshfield Medical Center. She was 99.   Maria Nos was born March 21, 1918, to Sawka and Oksana (nee Ruchliada ) Nos in Ukraine. She married John Berez on October 14, 1942, in Ukraine. John and Maria immigrated to the United States in 1949, landing at Ellis Island and eventually settling in Chicago. In 1954, they purchased a farm in the Township of Lynn, and they were dairy farmers until their retirement in the late 1980s.   They helped establish the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Granton, Wisconsin, and were devoted members of the church.   Maria was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She also loved to cook and garden.   She is survived by three daughters, Helen (the late Paul) Dodge of Menomonie, Wisconsin, Julie (Greg) Gorst of Granton, Wisconsin, and Gina (Tom) Labansky of Elroy, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Clark, John Luhman, James Dodge, Andrea Schulz, Andrew Schulz, Jason Gorst and Ashley Reissing; and 13 great-grandchildren, Samantha, Adam, Brittney, Ryan, Aryas, Anya, Nicholas, Vincent, Arianna, Anthony, Jack, Isabelle and Louella. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sawka and Oksana Nos; her husband, John; two brothers; and her daughter, Valerie Schulz.   The funeral service will be at 1:30 PM Wednesday, January 17 at Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, Wisconsin. Visitation will be 12:00 PM until time of the funeral Wednesday at the funeral home.   Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.   The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Maria’s family with funeral arrangments.  
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Gesche Funeral Home & Cremation Service

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Gesche Funeral Home & Cremation Service

4 S Grand Ave, Neillsville, WI 54456

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