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Mary Catherine

Mary Tanberg (nee: Ullstrup) passed away on June 7, 2020.  She is survived by her three children Kirsten, Joshua, and Samuel Tanberg, stepdaughter Tonya (Matt) Foucault, brothers Michael and Mark (Kathleen) Ullstrup, mother Diane Ullstrup, and nieces and nephews.  Her father, Martin, preceded her in death.  Mary was a proud graduate of Marquette University receiving from there her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.  Following a long career in various forms of nursing in Wisconsin and Florida from pediatric to public health and senior care, her patients remember her as a well-loved and skillful caregiver.   In her younger years, she traveled extensively across the United States and to England and France.  Mary enjoyed being with her friends and family.

A Memorial Mass is set for Monday June 15th, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist (8500 West Cold Spring Road, Greenfield, Wisconsin 53228) at 11:00 a.m. following a visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  She will be laid to rest after the mass at Arlington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to:

Children’s Wisconsin Foundation

P.O. Box 1995 MS3050

Milwaukee, WI 53201


  1. Percenia Hopson June 9, 2020 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    My Mary, it was too short, but you brought such joy to my life. We shared family stories, tons of laughter and and even shared some tear together. You taught me so much about nursing in a short time, and I am forever grateful for your genuiness. I love you my Mary…..

  2. Linda Williams, Student Health Services Supervisor, MPS June 10, 2020 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    My sincere condolences to the family. I worked with Mary for several years at Children’s Hospital on the old 7N and 7W. Most recently, Mary worked at Milwaukee Public Schools caring for children and families. Mary was a great nurse and dedicated her life to the care of others. She will be missed.

  3. Janet Sandner June 10, 2020 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Mary was fun to hang out with while the kids were in HS. I was looking forward to doing more with her. I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Carol Husslein June 10, 2020 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    My heartfelt condolences to all of you. My memories of Mary go back years ago. We all used to hang out together. Her brother Michael, our friend Pete and his sister Sue. Mary used to babysit my daughter. Is seems like yesterday. Mary will be missed.

  5. Mary Waszak June 13, 2020 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    My heartfelt sympathies and prayers to Mary’s family. Mary and I worked together on night shift for many years at Children’s Hospital. I’ll treasure many fond memories of the camaraderie, laughter, and patient care. She had a long and dedicated career in which her love of children shone through.

  6. Jared Utzinger June 15, 2020 at 7:33 am - Reply

    I had the pleasure of working with Nurse Mary. She showed a great level of professionalism, and passion for the job. She had a great personality, was easy to talk to, always showed up super early to the job, and was a great resource for questions. I will surely miss her she was an overall great person.

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