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Mary Jean (Derouin) Risen

March 14, 1927 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 95)

Obituary

Mary Jean (Derouin) Risen, 95, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary Jean Risen was born March 14, 1927 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Louis and Alice (Manke) Derouin. She grew up on Grand Avenue and enjoyed Half Moon Lake and attending many baseball games at Carson Park. Mary graduated from St. Patrick's High School as a class Valedictorian in 1945. Instead of accepting a full scholarship to Eau Claire Teacher's College, she went to work at Nagel Hart Tractor and Equipment to help support her widowed mother. Mary married Roger M. Risen on April 22, 1950 at St. Patrick's Church. Fr. John Paul, who later became the bishop of the La Crosse Diocese, officiated. Together Roger and Mary raised five children.  Mary and Roger were active members of St. James the Greater Catholic parish in Eau Claire since 1953. Mary was an active member of the St. James Rosary Confraternity. She volunteered in many ways at the church and St. James School. Mary and Roger were also members of St. James Pioneer Club taking various trips to plays and The Milwaukee Brewers baseball games. Roger and Mary had may friends in the neighborhood and got together often to play cards. Mary and Roger enjoyed traveling to California, Washington D.C., Branson, Missouri and Canada. They belonged to a couple's bowling league for 11 years.

Mary is survived by: her husband of 72 years, Roger; five children, Linda (Curt) Campeau, Roger L. (Sue) Risen, Barbara (Thomas) Kemper, Robert (Beth) Risen, and Thomas (Julie) Risen; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Doris Bell, and many nieces and nephews. Mary is preceded in death by: her parents; three brothers, Clyde (Arlys) Derouin, LaVerne (Rosemary) Derouin, and Francis (Toni) Derouin, her sister, Alice (Dennis) Shaw, niece, Susan Derouin, and nephew, David Derouin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. James the Greater Catholic Church with Father Tom Krieg officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral and Cremation Services are assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared with Mary's family at www.lenmarkfh.com.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 27, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. James the Greater Catholic Church
2502 11th Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Mass
Friday
May 27, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. James the Greater Catholic Church
2502 11th Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Graveside Service
Friday
May 27, 2022

12:30 PM
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
4100 S. Hastings Way
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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