Mary Gaynor

Mary Susan Gaynor (Johanning)

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Mary Susan Gaynor (nee Johanning), age 62, received her promotion to Heaven as Jesus the Great Shepherd called her by name to join Him in His Father’s house. After battling cancer for 10 years, Mary’s final desire was that she fall asleep here and awake with Jesus. That prayer was granted in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at her home in Kewaskum.

She was born on June 20, 1958 in PA to Robert and Judith (nee Kleinfeldt) Johanning. Mary graduated from Plymouth High School in 1976 and earned a teaching degree in elementary and special education from UW-Whitewater in 1981. In 1994 God wooed her heart to His & by His grace she responded with saving faith. She was a member of Kettlebrook Church in West Bend WI. Mary was active in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) for 27 years and was the Teaching Leader of the Milwaukee Women’s class from 2006-18. She loved her family wisely and well for 40 years. She enjoyed landscaping, gardening, furniture refinishing and making memories with her kids and grandkids. Mary’s godly influence on others has been far-reaching and life changing.

Mary is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Michael; children Paul (Amanda) Gaynor, Caitlin (Stephan) Altergott & Riley Gaynor; grandchildren Rosalee, Caleb, Liam Altergott, Carter Gaynor, and her father Robert Johanning and her 3 brothers: Ryan (Rose), Ross (Michelle) & Scott (Kelly) Johanning and 3 sisters Rhonda (David) Bohnhoff, Barb (Jim) Iserloth & Jean (Michael) Schwabe. Mary was preceded in death by her son Danny Gaynor and her mother Judith Johanning.

Registration link for a limited seating memorial service on Sunday June 6th, 2021 at 12:30pm is here:

Mary asked that people attending her memorial wear bright, happy colors instead of black! This event will also be live streamed on the Kettlebrook Church YouTube channel and can be viewed here:

An unlimited outdoor Heavenly Promotion celebration (Mexican buffet & soft drinks provided from 2-6pm) will immediately follow the memorial service at Orchard Valley Acres, 8527 Orchard Valley Road, West Bend WI 53090. It will be an open house (come & go) informal gathering. Parking will be limited so please carpool (the Barn is 10 miles from Kettlebrook Church). It is a rustic setting so please dress accordingly with comfortable walking shoes. Please register if you plan to attend this gathering using this link:

Memorials are appreciated to Kettlebrook Church and Bible Study Fellowship.

A special thank you to nurse Kim from Horizon Hospice for her outstanding care of Mary as she prepared for heavenly promotion
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Posted at 05:45pm
These few trees are just a drop in the bucket; Mary deserves the whole forest! Sending love to you Mike and family and a mountain of hugs. Nana

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bonnie moran

Posted at 07:42pm
There is no one like Mary, she was best teacher for my Genesis class for my first BSF experience and then she became the Main Leader with the most beautiful lectures that went right to my soul and I became much closer in my journey with Jesus The loss is tremendous Now she is with our Beautiful Savior. See you later Mary

Kendra Ford

Posted at 09:13pm
Mike, Bob, Rhonda and all the rest of the family, you are in my hearts and in my prayers at this difficult time. Your family has always had close bonds with our family. We are hurting along side you. May the comfort of our Good Shepherd see you through this challenging time.

Dave and Kendra ( Heinecke) Ford

Mary Jo Barrett

Posted at 08:54am
Mary Gaynor. Was a picture of grace and kindness. I am so thankful for the memories I have. I know that you are dancing in the streets of glory. See you someday again .
Mary Jo Barrett

Marilyn Terlinden

Posted at 03:57pm
We lost a sweet soul on earth when Mary entered heaven. And now she is rejoicing with Cindy Walsh, the friend who introduced her to Jesus, and with Danny. So happy for her, so sad for us.
See you one day soon friend.
Marilyn Terlinden

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