Mary Jane Wixson

April 27th, 1933 to January 17th, 2021

Mary Jane Wixson, 87, of Fort Gratiot and formerly Marysville, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Medilodge of Yale.

She was born April 27, 1933 in Port Huron, MI to the late Barbara and Joseph Kriston, Sr., who immigrated from Mezokovesd, Hungary.

On July 6, 1962, Mary Jane married Gordon W. Wixson in Anchorville, MI. They were married for 56 years until his death on December 24, 2018.

She was an Executive Secretary for Mueller Brass, retiring with 30 years of service. Mary Jane was a member of the Mueller Quarter Century and Ladies Birthday Clubs, and the American Legion Dance Club. She was an avid reader and enjoyed dressing dolls and crocheting afghans, many of which were donated to children and families in need.

Mary Jane is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Michael Renno; grandchildren, Adrienne Peacock and Jordana (Mike) Kirk; great grandchildren, Payton and Dominic Kirk; nephew, Terrence (Marylou) Schneider; and several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Krambeck; siblings, Barbara Schneider, Joseph Kriston Jr., and Elizabeth Runk; niece, Patricia Voccia; and nephew, Joseph Kriston III.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mercy Village Fort Gratiot for the extraordinary care and support they provided during these extraordinary times.

A private inurnment service will be held at the Grace Episcopal Church Columbarium. The Reverend Lydia Agnew Speller will officiate.

Memorials are suggested to the Blue Water Area Humane Society or Grace Episcopal Church.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit


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