In memory of
Ann M. Nowicke
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In memory of
Ann M. Nowicke
Ann M. Nowicke Village of Howard - Ann M. Nowicke, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Bellin Memorial Hospital, after a short illness. Ann was born September 8, 1931, in Wilkes Barre, PA to Charles T. and Matilda (Howe) McGroarty. She attended Wyoming Valley High School, Misericordia University, and graduated with an RN from Nesbitt Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Ann met her husband, Darold L. Nowicke, while he was serving at Red Rock Air Force Base, and they were married May 17, 1952. Ann and Darold moved back to Howard in 1953 to live and raise their two daughters. Ann was very active at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Howard. She attended UW-GB for library sciences, and St. Norbert College for theology courses. Ann served as librarian, religion teacher, and substitute teacher at St. John's, and also taught "CCD"/religious education for many years. She also served on the school board at St. John's, on the parish council, and also on the diocesan council. Ann was instrumental in the development of the Girl Scouting program in the Howard-Suamico area. She served as troop leader, coordinator, and consultant. Ann also worked to help establish the Weyers-Hilliard branch library. After retirement she volunteered as a reading mentor for children in the Howard-Suamico school district. In 2002, Ann fulfilled her lifelong dream of visiting the "emerald isle" and County Donegal which is the seat of the McGroarty family. Ann was a wonderful, warm, kind, and giving person who truly enjoyed her time with family and friends. She enjoyed reading and crafting. Ann will be sorely missed by her children, Cindy (Robert) Schaefer and Sharon Slatky; her grandchildren, Amanda (John) Buonocore, Zachary (Sarah) Schaefer, Drew Schaefer, and John Paul Slatky. She is also survived by her sister, Judy (David) Swank; stepbrother, Peter DePeter; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Darold Nowicke; parents, Charles T. McGroarty and Matilda DePeter; stepfather, Peter DePeter; brother, Charles McGroarty; sister-in-law, Kay DePeter; sister and brother-in-law, Dolores and Clifford Murphy; her infant nephew, Alan Murphy; and good friend, Connie Frank. Friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2597 Glendale Ave. (one quarter mile east of the intersection of Cardinal Ln. and Glendale Ave.), from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the church. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com . A special thank you is extended to Dr. Matthew Ough and the caring staff of Bellin Hospital 1 south and the Unity Hospice team for making Ann's last days as comfortable as possible; as well as to the kind and caring staff at Grancare Gardens Assisted Living where she truly found a home for the last years of her life. Thank you also to Ann's former son-in-law, John T. Slatky for his continued assistance whenever needed, and to her friends in the "Porch Club", especially her best friend, Judy Williams, who has always been there for Ann.
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In memory of
Ann M. Nowicke
Ann M. Nowicke Village of Howard - Ann M. Nowicke, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Bellin Memorial Hospital, after a short illness. Ann was born September 8, 1931, in Wilkes Barre, PA to Charles T. and Matilda (Howe) McGroarty. She attended Wyoming Valley High School, Misericordia University, and graduated with an RN from Nesbitt Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Ann met her husband, Darold L. Nowicke, while he was serving at Red Rock Air Force Base, and they were married May 17, 1952. Ann and Darold moved back to Howard in 1953 to live and raise their two daughters. Ann was very active at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Howard. She attended UW-GB for library sciences, and St. Norbert College for theology courses. Ann served as librarian, religion teacher, and substitute teacher at St. John's, and also taught "CCD"/religious education for many years. She also served on the school board at St. John's, on the parish council, and also on the diocesan council. Ann was instrumental in the development of the Girl Scouting program in the Howard-Suamico area. She served as troop leader, coordinator, and consultant. Ann also worked to help establish the Weyers-Hilliard branch library. After retirement she volunteered as a reading mentor for children in the Howard-Suamico school district. In 2002, Ann fulfilled her lifelong dream of visiting the "emerald isle" and County Donegal which is the seat of the McGroarty family. Ann was a wonderful, warm, kind, and giving person who truly enjoyed her time with family and friends. She enjoyed reading and crafting. Ann will be sorely missed by her children, Cindy (Robert) Schaefer and Sharon Slatky; her grandchildren, Amanda (John) Buonocore, Zachary (Sarah) Schaefer, Drew Schaefer, and John Paul Slatky. She is also survived by her sister, Judy (David) Swank; stepbrother, Peter DePeter; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Darold Nowicke; parents, Charles T. McGroarty and Matilda DePeter; stepfather, Peter DePeter; brother, Charles McGroarty; sister-in-law, Kay DePeter; sister and brother-in-law, Dolores and Clifford Murphy; her infant nephew, Alan Murphy; and good friend, Connie Frank. Friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2597 Glendale Ave. (one quarter mile east of the intersection of Cardinal Ln. and Glendale Ave.), from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the church. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com . A special thank you is extended to Dr. Matthew Ough and the caring staff of Bellin Hospital 1 south and the Unity Hospice team for making Ann's last days as comfortable as possible; as well as to the kind and caring staff at Grancare Gardens Assisted Living where she truly found a home for the last years of her life. Thank you also to Ann's former son-in-law, John T. Slatky for his continued assistance whenever needed, and to her friends in the "Porch Club", especially her best friend, Judy Williams, who has always been there for Ann.
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1521 Shawano Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54303
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