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Obituary for Mary Lou Ek

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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