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Mary Jane Vullings, 89, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at her home under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.
She was born August 28, 1927 to the late August and Elvira (Lussenden) Stark. Mary Jane married William Vullings, Sr. on June 5, 1948. Together they shared 57 years of marriage.
Mary Jane was cofounder of Vullings Flowers and was an accomplished florist, where perfection and customer service were her highest priority. She enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time outside. She was especially proud to be the owner of several miniature dachshunds. Mary Jane was also a member of the St. John’s Ladies Aid, volunteering her time celebrating residents’ birthdays in area nursing homes.
She will be deeply missed by her children; William (Terry) Vullings, Jr. of Kronenwetter , WI, John Vullings (Becky Tate) of Hortonville, WI, Mary Claire Vullings (Don) of Mosinee, WI, Robin (Donna Wix) Vullings of Milwaukee, WI, and Jay (Jennifer) Vullings of San Francisco, CA; along with 13 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, William.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 330 McClellan St, Wausau, WI 54403. The Rev. David Klutterman will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Ministry Home Care Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Brittney and the care team from Ministry Home Care Hospice for the excellent care and compassion given to Mary Jane in her final days.

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  1. Bonnie Weiler

    03/27/2017 at 11:15 am

    Mary was one of my favorite people. She was so sweet and funny. I am truly sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed by many of the lucky people that knew her.

  2. Aural (Vladick) Umhoefer

    03/27/2017 at 11:15 am

    I have wonderful memories of Mary Jane and her family from when I lived nearby .
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Jan and Mike Dahlke

    03/27/2017 at 11:15 am

    Mary Claire and Family,

    We are so very sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your Family at this time. Unfortunately we will be out of town and will not be able to attend the Memorial.

    Take care,
    Jan & Mike Dahlke

  4. Joyce Ferrantino-Karlen

    03/27/2017 at 11:15 am

    Dearest Mary Claire & Family:

    Thinking of you with loving sympathy – May beautiful memories of life lived to its fullest linger and the shadow of pain be lessened each passing day.

    Joyce (Ferrantino-Karlen) & Butch Karlen & Chuck, our African Grey.

  5. Dottie Rathjen

    03/27/2017 at 11:15 am

    All my love and prayers to you, especially Mary Claire. I will always remember the times of working with all three of you in the shop as some of the happiest times. Sometime in the fall, I will plant more bulbs in her honor, next to the ones I planted for your dad.

  6. The Robert Burgard Family

    03/27/2017 at 11:15 am

    Dear Mary & Family
    Sorry to hear the loss of your mother.
    Cherish your memories to help you thru this difficult time.

  7. Michael Ewing

    03/27/2017 at 11:15 am


    My sympathy and condolences on the loss of your mom. I moved from Wausau 23 years ago but had fond memories of stopping in to Vullings Flowers and dealing with your mom and dad for many years. Your mom was a wonderful lady and I am sure will be missed by all friends and family.

    Michael Ewing
    Centennial, CO

  8. Jeanne (Krautkramer) Grzesiak

    03/27/2017 at 11:15 am

    Dear Mary Claire and Family,
    My sincere sympathy and prayers to all of you on the passing of your mom (and Grandma). Heaven has gained a beautiful flower! I always enjoyed ordering flowers from her (and you)…..Mother’s Day, my wedding flowers….always so beautiful!!! Our loss but Heaven’s gain. Cherish your memories!

  9. Julie Kryshak

    03/27/2017 at 11:15 am

    So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.