Mary Ellen McArdle
McArdle Lloyd (nee Oechsner), age 89, passed away Thursday June 11, 2020 at
Hospice Home of Hope.
She was born
February 16, 1931 in LeRoy, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Linus and Lucy
Oechsner. She graduated from Mayville High School in 1949 and worked at the
telephone company until her marriage to Leo John McArdle on June 28, 1950. They
made their home in Van Dyne and raised their children Bonnie, Michael, William,
and John. Leo preceded Mary Ellen in death in 1971.
On May 27,
1979 she married Donald G. Lloyd.
her LPN from Moraine Park Technical College and worked at St. Agnes Hospital.
Mary Ellen was always happiest by the water, especially Bear Lake, Squirrel
Lake, and the Atlantic Ocean. She loved fishing for muskies and walking on the
beach. Her favorite holiday was Christmas. She enjoyed baking and wrapping
presents for the whole family. Mary Ellen loved her kindle and staying
connected with her family on Facebook. She was a member of the Christ Child
Society. Mary Ellen was very creative with her quilting and poetry and loved to
is survived by her husband Don; daughter Bonnie (Mark) Murray; sons Michael
(Karen) McArdle, William (Peggy) McArdle, and John (Carol) McArdle;
step-children Lisa (Robert) Crawford, Donald (Jackie) Lloyd, Michelle (Thomas)
Mellencamp, and Philip (Kathy) Lloyd; grandchildren Melissa (Michael)
Christensen, Matthew (Jessica) Murray, Mark (Vanessa) Murray, Theresa, Katie
and Joseph McArdle, Casey, Rebecca and Shawn McArdle; great-grandchildren
Jackson and Madeline Christensen, Saoirse Murray, and Naomi Odekirk McArdle.
She is further survived by numerous step-grandchildren and sister-in-law
preceded in death by her husband Leo; sisters Beatrice (Adolf) Liegl, Betty
(Robert) Burns, Gertrude, and Maxine (Franklin) Schwamb; brothers Hubert
(Pearl) Oechsner and Russell.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held for the family, burial will be at Calvary
wishes to extended a special thank-you to the staff and volunteers at the
Hospice Home of Hope for their care of Mary Ellen.
In Lieu of
flowers, memorials in Mary’s name may be directed to the Hospice Home of Hope,
400 Cty Rd K, Fond du Lac, WI 54937.
condolences may be expressed at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com