Mary Jo (Farley) Laue Foetisch was born on November 2, 1931 in Tecumseh Nebraska to Edward Jr and Frances (Hervey) Farley and was the first of 6 children born to this union. Growing up, she lived in several places in Nebraska, North Dakota and Wyoming but then returned to Nebraska with her family where she graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1949. She was a long-time member of the St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Tecumseh and was united in marriage to Raymond Laue there on May 14, 1951. They lived and raised their family on the farm SW of Tecumseh. After Raymond’s death in 1981, Mary Jo was remarried to Frank Foetisch on April 19,1997. Following her divorce from Frank, she moved to the Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice Nebraska in 2021 where she resided until her death.
She worked at Wherry Bros automobile dealership as Secretary, the Johnson County Hospital and Beatrice State Developmental Center (BSDC) as a Nurse’s Aide, Tecumseh Manor as Manager and was an active member of the Altar Society as well as being a loving wife and mother.
Mary Jo was blessed with 4 children, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She thoroughly enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family.
She passed away March 15, 2023 at the Good Samaritan Center in Beatrice, Nebraska at the age of 91 years.
Mary Jo is survived by her sisters Margaret Scherrer of Limon, CO, Marjorie Scherrer of Colorado Springs, CO and Elizabeth "Betty" Huttenmeyer of Tecumseh, brother George Farley and wife Pat of Henderson, NV, sister-in-law Marjorie Jean Farley of Ocala, FL, son Michael Seiwald (born Franklin Robert Farley) and wife Holly of Damascus, OR, daughter Lois Little and husband Les of Beatrice, sons Leland Laue and wife Sonya of Pawnee City and son Lloyd Laue and partner Robin Gascon along with many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her grandchildren Heidi Schneider and husband Noel, Brent Cushman, Jesse Cushman and wife Renee, Seth Cushman, Tia Frahm and husband Joseph McDaniel, Samantha Laue, Kyle Laue, Lesa Hauptman and husband Dave and Dana Mahoney, as well as many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by parents Edward Farley Jr. and Frances Farley, brother Charles Farley and husband Raymond Laue.
Mass of Christian Burial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2023 at the St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tecumseh, Nebraska with Father Thomas McGuire officiating. The link to the livestream is now available at the bottom of Mary Jo's webpage.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. , with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, March 19, 2023 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m.
Memorials may go to the Alzheimer's Association.
Interment will be in the St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska.
Online condolences may be left @ www.wherrymortuary.com.
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