Mary Lou Lein was born 11/15/1930 in Menominee, WI. Died 8/02/2020

Mary Lou Lein was born 11/15/1930 in Menominee,WI. Died 08/02/2020. She was the youngest of 4 children, Bob, Bill, and Arliss(all deceased). Mom came to Whitewater in 1950 to attend UW-Whitewater to obtain a teaching degree. She met my father Art and they were married in 1953. She had 2 children…Kevin (me) and Eric (deceased 2016) and spent her entire adult life in Whitewater. She was active in the Congregational Church UCC since her marriage. She taught for a few years and then became a fulltime housewife/mom. She was a cub scout den mother and was active in many organizations in the area. She helped Dad in his store, Art Lein’s Mens Wear during the 60’s and 70’s. Dad and she were bigtime supporters of UWW and attended many football and basketball games over the years. Dad was one of the founding members of the Quarterback Club in the 1950’s. She led a long and fulfilling life with her husband, Art, for 67 years. As her and Dad’s health declined they ended up in Fairhaven, a local nursing home. They spent their last days together there. Dad is still there but on hospice care and will be writing about him very soon as well. I’m obviously a wee bit biased but I don’t think I ever knew a kinder more genteel person than my Mom. She will be greatly missed. RIP Mom.

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