Obit: Gastmann, Mary Ellen (1935 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Blodgett, Bushman, Gastmann, Johnson, Slaby, Stanke, Tenney, Waughtal

----Source: The Heindl Funeral Home (Phillips, Ogema, Prentice, WI) 10/13/2017

Gastmann, Mary Ellen (Blodgett) (9 JAN 1935 - 10 OCT 2017)

Mary Ellen Gastmann, 82, Phillips, died on Tuesday, October 10, in the Aspirus Pleasant View Nursing Home in Phillips while under the care of Flambeau Home Health and Hospice.

She was born in Freeport, Illinois, on January 9, 1935, the daughter of Karl and Loleita Blodgett. She was married to Arthur “Paul” Gastmann on March 21, 1954, in Freeport, Illinois. They made their home in Phillips in 1966 where they owned and operated the Skyline Motel from 1966 to 1973, and then the Gambles Hardware Store from 1976 to 1982. She was later employed by Flambeau Home Health and Hospice and Pleasant View Nursing Home as a CNA. She was a devoted wife and mother, and in her free time she enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, painting, and sewing.

She is survived by her five children, Patricia Stanke, Phillips, Pamela (Randy) Johnson, Marshfield, WI, Paula (George) Bushman, Catawba, Steve (Terra) Gastmann, Phillips, and Wendy (Bob) Tenney, Sierra Vista, AZ; by 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; and by one sister, Pat Slaby, Phillips.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, on March 10, 2010; and is also preceded in death by one brother, Charles Blodgett; and by one son-in-law, Terry Stanke.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 21, at the United Methodist Church in Phillips with Pastor Loretta Waughtal officiating. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services.

Online condolences may be expressed at

The Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.



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