Mary Jane Catherine (Rauls) Lochner, 89, of Sauk City, passed away peacefully at St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo on Oct. 10, 2018. Mary Jane was born in Springfield to Werner and Dorothy (Simon) Rauls on April 25, 1929. In 1950, she married the love of her life, Kenneth Lochner, on her 21st birthday, and they were married almost 68 years.
One of her biggest joys in life was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed watching them participate in all their activities, especially sports. Mary Jane, along with Ken, were avid golfers, and Badger, Packer, and Brewer fans.
Mary Jane and Ken owned and operated L&R Clothing Store in Sauk City in the mid-60s into the early 70s, and later she joined NFO in Sauk City until her retirement in 1991.
Mary Jane is survived by her five children, John (MaryAnne) of Roxbury, James (Boni) of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, Judith (Nick) Anderson of Spring, Texas, Jeanne (Pete) Trachsler of Plain, and Jeffrey (Lynn) of Martinsville; grandchildren, Tim (Crickett), Scott and Troy (Tiffany) Lochner, Brandon (Kellie) and Blake (Brittany) Markve, Jessica (Blake) Beekmann, Breanna (Brian) Cless, Jim (Marie) Anderson, Mary (Brandon) Crowe, Matt (Katie) Trachsler, Garrett (Beth) Trachsler, Angie (Tyler) Acker, Danny (Katie) Lochner, Jeremy Lochner, and Brian Lochner; great grandchildren, Emma, Nora, Braxton, Brinkley, Brecken, Ava, Ella, Alexandra, Quinn, Elizabeth, Sam, Brooklyn, Ace and Haizley; loving siblings and in-laws, Phillip (Virginia) Rauls, Alice (Melvin) Ballweg, James (Eileen) Rauls, Victor (Betty-deceased) Lochner, Earl (Chris) Lochner, Margie (Robert) Nachreiner, and Ann (Thomas) Gaukel.
Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, in January 2018; her parents, Werner and Dorothy Rauls; sisters, Katie (Eugene) Pings and Ruth (Bob-deceased) Meyers; brothers-in-law Alex (Amelda) Lochner and Jerome (Elaine) Lochner; and a numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Hooverson Funeral Home, 251 Water St., Sauk City, and a funeral mass to be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church, 8944 Highway Y, Roxbury. Private burial will be held immediately after.
The family sincerely thanks Dr. Barclay Shultz, Dr. James Heun, and the staff of St. Clare Hospice House for their exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials go to the SSM Hospice House in Baraboo. Hooverson Funeral Home is assisting the family.