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Mary L. Sciborski

May 4, 2023 | 7 comments

Mary Louise (Maisie) Sciborski was born on March 2, 1924 to Anna and Edward Haumschild. She was a graudate of Aquinas High School and later Viterbo College with a degree in Medical Technology. Two of her initial goals were to convince family members to either become a Medical Technologist or join a religious order, in the end she managed to convince three neices and a reluctant daughter to go into the Medical Technology field, and thrilled when one son decided on his own to enter the seminary .

Maisie married Jerome (Bud) Sciborski On November 6, 1942 in the Mission of San Miiguel, CA during World War II. Together they had 8 Children and built a modest and comfortable life in La Crosse, WI. Mary retired as a Medical Technologist from the UW-La Crosse after 20+ years. Retirement meant a time to pursue her interests in swimming, genealogy, quilting, writing, and the freedom to travel. Maisie became a master swimmer after living a good portion of her life deathly afraid of water. She traveled all around the states competing and winning swimming competitions with Bud as her ardent supporter every step of the way. She made quilts and teddy bears and gave most of them away and was considered a master quilter by many of the recipients.

She has left behind her qualities of strength, determination, and stubborness that carried her through life until the very end. Maisie died on May 3, 2023. She was 99 years young. She will be truly missed by her children, she was the glue that held our family together. We choose to see her now with Bud and the rest of her family playing card and board games and toasting togetherness with Brandy Manhattens. Rest in peace dear mom, you lived a good life, loved unconditionally, and taught us valuable lessons that we will carry with us always.

Maisie’s legacy lives on with her eight children, David (Marcella) Sciborski, Larry (Therese) Sciborski, Dan (Anne) Sciborski, Kathy (Bill Schrum) Sciborski, Mary (Dennis) Kime, Jeanne (Jim) Zibrowski, Peggy Palmer, and Debbie (Randy) Johnson. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and many neices and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her husband Bud of 54 years, her mother Anna, father Edward, brother, Eugene, sisters, Adeline, Cathryn and Bernice and many more family members who left too soon but will always be in our hearts.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Onalaska. Monsignor Steven J. Kachel will be the celebrant. Visitation will from 10:00 am-11:00 am at the church. Luncheon will follow the Mass at the Gathering Place, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska.Her burial will take place at Gate of Heaven where she will lie in rest next to her husband Bud, her mother Anna, Jim and Bernice, and her grand nephew Tim.

Special thanks to those that helped the family care for her these last few months. Your compassion and concerns were greatly appreciated.

“When tomorrow starts without me, try to understand, an angel came and called my name, then took me by the hand. When tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart, for every time you think of me, I’m right here, in your heart.”




  1. Carolyn Buth

    Mary your Mom sounds amazing and I know you’ll miss her so much. Peace to you and her!!

  2. Lynn Quandahl

    Debbie and family, sending you prayers and comfort during this difficult time of loss. I am so sorry for your loss and am thinking of you. Big Hugs sent.

  3. Rhonda Britton

    Debbie and family, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time of grief and loss of your mom! Prayers and hugs 🤗! Take care! Rhonda and Greg Britton

  4. Dan & Theresa Johnson

    Peggy, Dan and I are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you..

  5. Kenneth Tuckwell

    What a wonderful life lived and a great family she raised. May God Bless you all!

  6. Judy Eubanks

    I am going to miss our swim team moms get togethers. We would talk about our kids and reminisce about traveling to swim meats. Your mom was a very special person and I will miss her.

  7. Mary Brickl

    Dear Cousins, I’m so sorry I was not there with you for your mom’s celebration of life as we haven’t returned to Wisconsin yet. I have so many wonderful memories of aunt Maisie, uncle Bud and all of you throughout the years. It’s so sad to lose the last of our mother’s family. Even though we know that their time here with us will soon happen it still does not take away the sadness and emptiness in our hearts, it really never goes away and stop bringing tears to your eyes from time to time. I can still here the laughter of our mothers being silly together. Beautiful obituary. Our condolences Mary & Mike


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