Mary Jane Wisniewski

March 29, 1930November 9, 2020

Mary Jane Wisniewski, age 90, went to be with her Lord Monday, November 9, 2020 surrounded by her family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; and son, Joseph.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children Patricia (Neil Moore) Wisniewski, Dan (Cindy) Wisniewski, Nancy (Patrick) Hammond; grandchildren Andre and Patrick Currie, Pete Prather, Matt, Mike, and Steve Wisniewski, Cal and Taylor Hammond; great-grandchildren Andrea Terracina, Love, Joy, Harmony, Patience, and Steve Wisniewski, Ryan Taugher, Reese and London Hammond, Quinn and Noah Prather; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mary, known as “Jane” to her friends, was a charter member of Woman’s Auxiliary VFW. She worked as a paraprofessional for Wayland Union Schools. Mary was named the "Word Wizard" in the Grand Rapids Press for her scrabble expertise. She also played a mean hand at Euchre, and was cut-throat at shuffle board at the Wayland VFW. She was known for her sense of humor with her family and friends. She loved her Mogen David wine and friends' visits on her deck. Jane and her travel companion Cliff Doublestein had many fun adventures in their latter years and Jane enjoyed sharing her photos and memories with friends and family. Jane was the best mom ever!

In honor of Mary, and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wayland VFW. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


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Marty Olson

December 4, 2020

I only met Jane a handful of times over the many years her daughter, Nancy, has been my friend, but I heard about her a lot. Nancy always spoke fondly of her mom. The one time I was at her home, I had the privilege of sitting on her deck visiting and enjoying her beautiful back yard. I told her how much I liked watching the birds and the ducks that visited our pond. Her reply was, "Well, ... I have a hubcab. ... The birds like it when it fills with rain water."
She knew how to make people smile.

Catherine Sadler

December 3, 2020

I only knew Jane for a brief time, but she was very kind and had a great sense of humor.
Rest In Peace lovely lady

Christine Carlson

November 13, 2020

Thank you for all the memories . Darryl and I enjoyed our visits every time we were in town. I will never forget babysitting for you when I was young and you being a sounding board for me. RIP. We love you.

Stephanie Thompson

November 12, 2020

Loved those zillions of nights we played scrabble together and the tournaments we went to. Only wish they continued in later years. Things just move on and we unintentionally lose contact
with people we so enjoy. Rest in peace, Aunt Jane.

Laurie Zeeryp

November 12, 2020

I’ll never forget all the times you came over at night to play scrabble with mom and we would watch and make noise through the upstairs furnace and get yelled at! Lol, and you always came to our functions! Will never forget that laugh or smile! Rest in heaven aunt Jane! Til I see you again, much love!!

Christy Garcia(Thompson)

November 12, 2020

Loved coming to your place when I was young. Visits on your porch, looking at old photos and listening to your stories. You were an amazing women. R.I.P.❤️

Lisa Wisniewski

November 11, 2020

Thank you Aunt Jane for all the scrabble games, and all my child hood memories at your house with my cousin, ♥️ Love u! God speed

Susan Wisniewsk-Bush

November 11, 2020

Loved waving at you throy the window on my walk. Visit on porch with all your humming birds. Definitely would have visited more had it not been for Covid-19. Rest now . Love you