Mary Ek

Mary Lou Ek

Friday, May 28th, 1937 - Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Mary Lou Ek, 83, of Kenosha, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at Froedtert South – Pleasant Prairie.

Born in Marquette, MI on May 28, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Stone) Salke.

On June 20, 1959, she married LaVerne Ek in Rhinelander. American Motors brought the couple to Kenosha where they made their family.

Mary Lou was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved cooking, was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, going to the casino, and playing the slot machines and cribbage.

Surviving Mary Lou is her beloved husband of 61 years, LaVerne; four children, Paul Ek of Kenosha, Randy Ek of Lino Lakes, MN, Kathy Ek of Somers, and Greg (Liane) Ek of Chandler, AZ; three grandchildren, Andrew and Anna Ek of Charlotte, NC, and Trevor Ek of Chandler; and a brother. She is further survived by other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, October 25th, at Proko Funeral Home, from 12:00 noon until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be private. Facial coverings are required for attendance.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 25th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, October 25th, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Facial coverings required.
  • Service

    Sunday, October 25th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, October 25th, 2020 2:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Facial coverings required.
    Chaplain Dave Baugher


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william marifjeren

Posted at 11:23am
Bill and Bridget Marifjeren. To the Ek family. Sorry for your loss.

Ron and Karen Engels

Posted at 09:15pm
To the Ek family, Vern,Paul, Randy, Kathy, and Greg.
We cannot tell you how much Mary Lou and her family has meant to us over the years. When we were young and having children, we couldn't always pay for baby sitters so we decided we would take our family on week ends and share our homes and play card games & watch football on Sundays. We vacationed together, Ron and Vern golfed together &, we bowled together in a couples league. Mary Lou was always by my side and I was there for her as the years went by. We will miss Mary Lou & her friendship and the wonderful meals she would cook for us. She was my best friend . So sad to see her gone. We love the Ek family & always will.

Lorrie & Jr Marzini

Posted at 01:38pm
Mary Lou & Vern were members of our ABOBS Couples League for many, many years. We also had backyard picnics, Sunday football games, and an occasional brewski with them at Gordy's Club Highview. Sweet couple we enjoyed many a good time & laughs with. Mary Lou was a great cook and contributed her favorite dishes to our get-togethers. She was a quiet lady but made our times together so enjoyable. God Bless You MaryLou, God Bless the Family you left behind! You will be remembered in the many nice memories we shared with you! Farewell our dear friend, Jr and Lorrie Marzini

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Posted at 01:17pm
Deepest sympathy .......Ken, Dawn, Michelle, Ann, Kevin, Mary Kaye, Mark and Leanne
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Linda Dionne

Posted at 12:43pm
Ockey, Paul, Randy, Kathy, Greg,
My sincere sympathies at a time when it is difficult to be together. Please know I am sending virtual hugs to all of you. Take care and comfort in each other and your memories. I will always remember how open and welcoming the Ek household has been thanks to Ducky and all of you.

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