Former Laona Resident Obituaries  N - O

O'Marro, Mary Ann  (Alvis)      (December 2007)

Mary Ann O'Marro, age 78, of Laona, died Saturday, December 22, 2007 at her home after a long illness.  She was born on June 6, 1929 in Laona, Wisconsin to David and Ida Alvis.

Mary Ann married James O'Marro on April 5, 1946 in Crandon.  They moved to Oshkosh, where they lived for 32 years.  Mary Ann was employed by Oak's Candies and the local pharmacy in Oshkosh.  She retired in 1984 and they returned to Laona, where she has lived for the past 23 years.
Mary Ann was a long time member of St. Leonard's Catholic Church, the DAV of Laona, a local area Bible study group and the Senior Citizen's Group of Laona.  She enjoyed dancing and going to the area casinos.  Mary Ann and her husband took many memorable trips around the United States. Her most cherished memory was her recent trip to Ireland with members of her family . Mary Ann was a very much loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She was a very loving, caring and soft spoken woman.

Mary Ann was well liked and loved by everyone who knew her.  She will be deeply missed by all whose lives she has touched.

Mary Ann is survived by three children, Leeann (Nicholas) Little of Clintonville, James (Jader) O'Marro of Oshkosh and David (Caryn) O'Marro of Oshkosh; four grandchildren, Christine (Daniel) Grey, Shawn (Brandy) O'Marro, Billie Jean (Wesley) Darling and David (Leah) Dobish; eight great-grandchildren, Mathew Gruentzel, Wesley Darling, Michael Grey, Bailey Darling, Colin O'Marro, Aidan Dobish, Hadley Dobish and Ireland O'Marro; brother, Leslie Lambert of Milwaukee; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Lambert of Rhinelander and Patricia Alvis of Wausaukee; and very special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Anna (Robert) Gee.  She is also survived by her pet dog, Rosie, who was her constant companion and friend.  She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends, all of whom she loved very much.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, David and Ida Alvis; husband, James; son, Patrick; sisters, Marian Wosniewski; an infant sister; and Ellen Lambert; brothers, Edward Lambert, Raymond Lambert, Donald Lambert and Jack Alvis; sisters-in-law, Joyce Lambert and Margaret “Babe” Lambert; and great-nephews, William Gee, Shannon Maynard and Leroy Blair.

Visitation was on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Weber-Hill Funeral Home in Crandon, with a Prayer Vigil at 7 p.m., and again on Thursday, December 27, 2007 from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Leonard's Catholic Church in Laona with Father John Cerkas officiating.  Interment was in the Crandon Lakeside Cemetery.

Ottman, Dianne R.  (Bath)      (July 2009)

Dianne R. (Bath) Ottman, 52, died on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 with her family and friends beside her at St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born on March 18, 1957 in Milwaukee to Robert and Mavis (Wolf) Bath.  She was a 1975 graduate of Laona High School.  Dianne really loved to teach and did so at Zion School in Wausau and Redeemer School in Tomahawk.  She also ran her own daycare in Tomahawk for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, crafts, and scrapbooking.  She most enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Dianne is survived by her fiancé, Rich Quade of Mosinee; her mother, Mavis Bath of Wabeno; her son, Paul (Rebecca) Werth of Neenah; her daughters, Tara (Jordan) Grimshaw of Rhinelander, Misty Ottman of Mosinee, and Lynn (Jeff) Drafz of Pulaski; her siblings, Bob (Donna) Bath of Laona, Dawn (Bob) Johnson of Niagara, Cheryl (Paul) Ehlinger of Wabeno, and Jeff (Cindy) Bath of Little Chute; her grandchildren, Jada, Logan, Alexander, Ryan and Kendra; a Godchild, Emily; a very dear niece, Tori, and extended family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Bath; her daughter, Misty Starr; her maternal grandparents, Bill and Velma Wolf; and her paternal grandparents, Alex and Elsie Bath.

Funeral services for Dianne will be held at Hildebrand-Russ Funeral Home, 715-365-4343, on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009 at 11a.m. with Deacon Bill Miller officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.