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Mary L. Hughes passed on to her next life Wednesday, March 28, 2018, after several months of illness. She was in her 95th year of life.

Mary was born Aug. 15, 1923, to the late Frank and Anna (Braun) Boerner of Marinette, Wis.

Mary was a longtime resident of the La Crescent area. She had worked for many years as a seamstress for The Company Store, located in La Crosse. Also, Mary and her late husband, Paul, operated the Tip Top Bar and Grill, in the late 60s and early 70s located in the town of Hokah.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul C. Hughes, in 1971; her sisters, Marcella Petri, Doris Fedderman and Marion Oehler; and brothers, Frank and Robert Boerner. She also lost her buddy, her son, James Hughes, in January of 2017.

Mary is now survived by her younger brother, William Boerner of Marinette, Wis.; her sons, Gary (Jean) Hughes of Brownsville, Jeff (Lino) Hughes of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Mark (Bonnie) Hughes of Nodine, Minn., Tim (Tara) Hughes of Onalaska; and her daughter, Lori (Tim) Jambois of La Crescent; Patrick, Paul, Philip, Kyle and Kayla also survive as her grandchildren; Jonah and Jailynn are her surviving great-grandchildren.

We will miss you greatly and you will be in our thoughts every day. Mom did not want a funeral, just a simple cremation. Your wishes will be honored.

A gathering of family and friends will be held this summer, with a planned memorial in honor of Mom.

The family would like to especially thank Mark and Bonnie Hughes, for the dedication and the care they gave our Mom during the final months of her life. Bless you both! Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services of La Crescent is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to schumacher-kish.com.

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