Mary L. Loomans
Mary L. Loomans, 89, Stevens Point, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Portage County Health Care Center.
She was born Aug. 12, 1928, to the late Allen E. Sampson and Louisa B Sampson (Luther) in Fond du Lac. She attended Saint Mary Springs Academy for her high school years. She attended Oshkosh State College on a scholarship. She returned to Fond du Lac after her father’s death and worked at First National Bank.
She was married to Homer C. Loomans Sept. 12, 1951, at St. Joseph Church, Fond du Lac. He died in 1984.
They settled in Stevens Point, where the Loomans’ family business of Bake-Rite Baking Company was located.
For a time, she was a stay-at-home mom. She enjoyed baking and hosting Bridge Club. She also served as public relations director at Bake-Rite, as secretary for both the Stevens Point Community Area Foundation the Kiwanis Club, was a member of The Ambassadors Club of the Chamber of Commerce and was a charter member of a women’s investment club named the “Point Plungers.”
In 1976, she completed the examinations for her licensing by The National Association of Securities Dealers. She became a registered investment advisor and established her own practice, Loomans Financial Services.
She was the first woman adviser affiliated with ACS Investment Advisors (now Johnson Bank Wealth Management). Her success earned her a “Man of the Month” award.
She taught religious education classes, was a Eucharistic minister and a minister to the homebound. She was a member of several parishes over time, including St. Stephen’s, St. Stanislaus, St. Bronislava, Newman University Parish and Holy Spirit Parish.
She was a world traveler, gardener, nature lover, piano player, a lover of music and the arts, an avid reader, and enjoyed decorating elaborately for the holidays. She loved dancing, and was an active member of the Whiting Dance Club.
She is survived by her four children, Kathryn (Ken Krehbiel) Loomans, Washington, D.C, Ann Loomans Wenzel, Waunakee, Jeanette (Ron) Monteleone, Trinidad, Colo., and John (Michelle) Loomans, Minneapolis, Minn.; and five grandchildren, Jonathan and Christopher Wenzel, and Sam, Claire and Jane Loomans.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her brother, Allen “Big Al” Sampson; and her sister, Patricia.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Holy Spirit Parish, Stevens Point. Visitation will be held at Boston Funeral Home on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Monday at the church prior to services. Burial will follow in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital, Brookdale Senior Living, Marcia McDonald and her staff at Portage County Health Care Center, and Ann Phillip for their care, and the Sisters of St. Joseph-Third Order of St. Francis.