Mary Lou Wand, age 72 of Shullsburg passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington. She was born on March 1, 1944 in Shullsburg the daughter of Leroy and Alice (Fisher) Solberg. Mary Lou graduated from Shullsburg High school in 1962. She married the love of her life Robert J. Wand of Gratiot on August 12, 1971 in Monticello, Iowa. Mary Lou was a lifelong resident of Shullsburg. She began her career at Don Q Inn in Dodgeville and enjoyed many years working and managing at the Wheel In Restaurant and Lounge and Shullsburg Veterinary Service.
Mary Lou is survived by her husband Bob at home; five children: Stacy Wand of Shullsburg, Lance (Brooke) Wand of Sun Prairie, Sarah (Steve) Vosberg of Ridgeway, Rachel (Kurt) Haney of Edgerton, and Gabe (Marcus) Wand of Platteville; seven grandchildren: Noah, Alex, and Sydnee Wand, Kellen Wand, Sawyer and Cooper Vosberg, and Gracie Lou Haney; five brothers: Steve Solberg and Larry (Pam) Solberg both of Belvidere, Ill., Bruce (Cindy) Solberg of Monroe, Nick (Julie) Solberg of Dodgeville and Tim (Jean) Solberg of Ridgeway; and many nieces and nephews who were all very special to her. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters-in-law: Maryon Wand, Millie Solberg, and Gloria Wand; and two brothers-in-law: George Wand and Andy Waelti.
Mary Lou was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Shullsburg. She would often say, “My greatest accomplishments in life are my five awesome children who gave me the best grandchildren.” Her greatest pleasures came while attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and other extracurricular activities and spending time with her grandchildren and family creating memories that will last a lifetime, especially their trips to South Dakota. Mary Lou cherished the time she spent with friends traveling to Dubuque. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends.
A memorial service will be held Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church (344 N. Judgement Street, Shullsburg) with Monsignor Larry Bakke of St. Victor’s Catholic Church in Monroe officiating. A visitation will be held Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Erickson Funeral Home (235 N. Judgement Street, Shullsburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Mary Lou’s name.