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Mary Wish

April 4, 1925 — March 27, 2022

Mary Arlene Wish, 96, passed away March 27, 2022. She was born in Berlin, WI on April 4, 1925, to John Joseph and Mary Magdalene Krause. Before going off to Ripon College in WI, she was very active at Berlin High School where she was a Prom Queen, a drum major, a cheerleader, and a school newspaper writer among other activities.

Arlene worked as a secretary during World War II when she met and married her loving husband of 60 years, Capt. James Robert Wish, USN (ret.). Arlene moved 14 times throughout the US as a very busy Navy wife.

Arlene is survived by her four children: James Alan Wish, Jennifer Ann Salles-Cunha, Jeannine Wish-Yeko (Timothy) and Jonathan Wish; along with 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Capt. James Robert Wish, USN (ret.) in 2008, sister, Kathryn Plansky and brothers, Maximillian and John Krause.

A Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Mayport Naval Station Chapel in Atlantic Beach, FL on April 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be held at the US Naval Academy Columbarium in the near future where she will be laid to rest with her husband, Capt. James Robert Wish.

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Service Schedule

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am

Mayport Naval Station Chapel

350 Massey Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32228

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