Mary Ann Wacker

October 16, 1953 ~ June 16, 2021 (age 67)


MADISON – Mary Ann Wacker, age 67, passed away after a courageous two-year battle with cancer on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.  Mary was born on October 16, 1953 in Madison, WI to Wayne and Anna (Klinkner) Wacker, the youngest of five children, the only girl.  She graduated from Madison East High School in 1971.  Mary worked at Rennebohm Drug Stores, W.T. Rogers Company, and Covance.  As a loyal friend, Mary kept in contact with many coworkers throughout the years.  She loved collecting antiques, which meant attending many flea markets and garage sales.  Mary was a superb cook and baker which the family benefited from on many occasions.  She had a tremendous love for dogs, especially her most recent canine companion, Toby who was named after her favorite restaurant.  You could usually find Mary in her garden, at Toby’s Supper Club, shopping in the Amish communities, or on Sundays, at Angell Park Speedway.  Mary devoted her life to taking care of others.  Mary and her infectious laugh will be dearly missed.

Mary is survived by her twin daughters, Sarah and Ellen (Dan Gonzales); siblings, Richard (Margaret) and Mike (Shelley); and sister-in-law, Rita Stanton.  She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents; infant granddaughter, Mia Ann; siblings, John and Thomas.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1PM until 5PM at VFW POST 8483 - Outside Pavilion, 5737 County Hwy CV, Madison on Sunday, October 17, 2021.  Please join us to celebrate the life of a wonderful woman who is greatly missed.  We're looking forward to hearing your favorite memories of her.  We realize we missed some people and so we are asking for help with spreading the word to those that knew and loved her.  Wear tie dye if you have it.  Hope to see you there.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dane County Humane Society.  The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison for the care she received in her final days.  To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:


Ryan Funeral Home

2418 N. Sherman Avenue


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Celebration of Life
October 17, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
VFW Post 8483
5737 County Hwy CV
Madison, WI 53704

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