Mary Ann Dettmann

March 9, 1939
November 15, 2022

Mary Ann Dettmann, age 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 15, 2022, at the Jack and Engrid Meng Hospice Residence following a two-year illness. She was born on March 9, 1939, to the late Gertrude (Crilly) and Gordon Morrison.

Mary attended St. Joseph Academy for her freshman year and graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in Wausau.  She received a BS degree in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 1961 and a MS degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 1973.

Mary Ann practiced physical therapy at Wood Veterans Hospital for seven years before joining the physical therapy faculty at Marquette University.  She was active with the American Physical Therapy Assn. having served as Wisconsin Chief Delegate to the APTA, and locally as the treasurer and president of the Wisconsin APTA.  Mary Ann married Dale Dettmann on May 11,1984, and he preceded her in death in 2011.  She was an active member of Prince of Peace Catholic Community.

Among many hobbies, she enjoyed travel, playing golf, and bridge especially duplicate. She was a Life Member of the American Contract Bridge League having reached the level of ruby master.

Mary Ann is survived by her niece, Anne Hall; nephew, Thomas Hall; and brother-in-law, James Van Til all of the Austin, Texas area.  She is also survived by many friends and bridge players.

She was preceded by her brother, Michael Morrison S.J., and sister, Ora Van Til.

A special thank you to the wonderful neighbors who were like family and looked after her needs for many years.  Want to also acknowledge the compassionate care she received from the nursing staff during her stay at the hospice residence.  She will be deeply missed by many people.

Friends and family may call at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 3425 Willow Road, on Monday, November 28th from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Dennis Ryan officiating. Inurnment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. To view the funeral Mass, please go to the churches Facebook page-popgb54311. On-line condolences can be given at



November 28, 2022
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Prince of Peace Church [map]
Mass of Christian Burial
November 29, 2022
11:00 am
Prince of Peace Church [map]