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Mary W. Dunlavy
Mary W. Dunlavy

Mary W. Dunlavy, age 91 of rural Blanchardville, WI passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022 at her home in rural Blanchardville. She was born May 20, 1931 in Shullsburg, WI the daughter of Leslie and Gertrude (Gille) Winslow. Mary went to school in Gratiot, WI and received her GED in 1977. She was united in marriage to John E. Dunlavy Sr. on August 12, 1947 in Gratiot, WI. After their marriage, Mary and John lived in the Argyle and Blanchardville area where they started their family and she raised her eight children.

Mary is survived by her children: John (Joanne) Dunlavy Jr. of Blanchardville, Michael Dunlavy of Browntown, WI, Patrick (Cynthia) Dunlavy of Chippewa Falls, WI, Kathleen (Richard) Siddi of Bardonia, NY, Mary Lynn (Dr. Dennis) Dwyer of Brookfield, WI, Jo (Lonnie) Van Dusen of Browntown, Jean (Don) King of Lone Rock, WI, and Beth (Mark) Hoppe of Largo, FL; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; one sister: Jean Fox of Darlington; and one sister-in-law: Mary Winslow of Darlington, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John; four brothers: Leo, Roy, Earl, Bernard, and James; one sister: Rita; a daughter-in-law: Debra; one son-in-law: Steve; and one great-grandson: Travis.

Mary was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Argyle. She enjoyed baking, sewing, and crocheting for her family and friends throughout the years. She cherished the time she spent with her family – especially her grandchildren creating memories they will all remember forever.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Argyle, WI. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Blanchardville, WI. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The Erickson Funeral Home in Argyle is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Mary’s name.