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Mae Rhyner, 87, of Lake Delton, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 13, 2019, at St. Clare Meadows in Baraboo, surrounded by her loving family.

Mae was born Jan. 22, 1932, in Breathitt County, Kentucky, the daughter of Alex and Lucinda (Combs) Russell. Mae moved to the Wisconsin Dells area from Chicago, Illinois, 45 years ago and made this her home. She worked hard and made many friends while caring for her family.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening, puzzles, and spoiling her two cats. Mae was a loving and caring person not only to her family but everyone she met. Dear to her heart was her family and especially her grandchildren.

Mae is survived by her children, Debbie (Don) Mullikin, Michael Marselle, Rocco (Cindy) Marselle, Denise (Scott) Ennis and Joanne (Robert) Rasmussen, all of Wisconsin Dells, and Yvonne (Dave Johnivin) Marselle of Woodbury, Minnesota, and another son who was recently united with the family, Matthew (Kim) Conway of St. Roberts, Missouri; grandchildren, Jessica, Steven, and Ben, Sandra (Todd) Braun, Paul DiDomenico, Frank DiDomenico, Tara (Cory) Janisch, Jennifer (Darrell Manns) Rhyner, Kyle Rasmussen (Victoria Collins), Hannah Rasmussen, David Johnivin, Eric Johnivin and Danielle Johnivin; great-grandchildren, Brian Braun, Tyler Braun, Izzy DiDomenico, Braeden LaMar, Brooklyn Richardson, Mya Manns, and DJ Manns; and many nieces and nephews; extended family, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her seven sisters, Virginia Richardson, Martha Russell, Laura Napier, Mary Combs, Mima Barnett, Daisy Russell, and Molly Russell.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Picha Funeral Home, 120 East Adams St., Lake Delton. Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo. Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. until the time of service Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Picha Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association would be appreciated.

A special thank you to the staff, volunteers and her special friends during her time at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. We would also like to thank Dr. Hannah at Medical Associates of Baraboo.

The Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Lake Delton, assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences and information, visit


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