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Maryanne V. Oldenburg

Jan 02, 1934 - Mar 22, 2022


Maryanne V. Oldenburg, age 88, of Sheboygan, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at Meadow View Manor Care Center. She was born in Sheboygan on January 2, 1934, the daughter of the late Raymond and Violet Fries Stueber.
Maryanne attended local schools and graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1952. On September 5, 1953, she was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Oldenburg at the Naval Air Station in Norman, Oklahoma.
She was a homemaker and took pride in raising her four children. Maryanne also was an internationally renowned doll artist and traveled the country and the world promoting and training others in her craft. She was the owner and operator of “Oldenburg Originals” and “Oldenburg and Company”. Over the years Maryanne and her family produced thousands of dolls for collectors worldwide. She was a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, and many other doll associations. Maryanne enjoyed golfing, tennis, softball and traveling with her family. She is a current member of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church and many other Catholic parishes in Sheboygan County throughout the years.
Survivors include her four children, Rob (Kay) Oldenburg of Burlington, Bambi (Joe) Gulig of Sheboygan, Kelly (Bob) Paulson of Grafton, and Pat (Jennifer) Oldenburg of Eau Claire; nine grandchildren, Elise (partner Casey Schoemmer) Oldenburg, Rebecca Oldenburg, Jennifer (Brian) Goetsch, Jeremy (partner Liz Davis) Gulig, Joshua (partner Alexandra Nehrkorn) Gulig, Jonathan (fiancée Amanda Frank) Gulig, Megan (Joshua) Nunez, Emily (Kyle) White, and Lilley Oldenburg; eight great-grandchildren, Hannah, Zoey, Nolan, Sullivan, Violet, Liam, Aria and Lorenzo; her sister, Ruth Neisius; two sisters-in-law, Mary Stueber and Marion Oldenburg; and a brother-in-law, Bob Minster. Many other relatives and friends further survive her. Her parents, husband, a brother and two sisters, all preceded her in death.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1305 Humboldt Ave. Sheboygan with Fr. Paul Fliss officiating. Family and friends may gather at the church on Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Maryanne’s name and should be directed to the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. Maryanne’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Terrace Place, Meadow View Manor and the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for the compassion and care that was given to her.
The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Thursday Mar 31, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church [map]


Date: Thursday Mar 31, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Nancy Schroeder

Maryanne was one of my best friends! I have missed communicating with her in recent years but I always will have her beautiful dolls to remind me of her

Janet Lamiroult

Sending my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother/grandmother/great-grandmother. She was one of my favorite doll artists who also became a special friend/mentor to me. I will forever cherish our friendship, and will always hold in my heart her dolls and my memories of our wonderful times together. May God hold you close in His loving embrace to help you through the coming days.

Karol and Andy Bullen

Love knows no boundaries – even those that divide heaven and earth. Our love and admiration for Maryanne will endure. Our consolation is knowing that she is now reunited with Bob...safely in the hands of God. May the love of friends and family soften your sorrow and sadness. Andy and I are holding you close in our prayers during your time of sorrow. May the happy memories of Maryanne you have gathered through the years give you strength in the days that lie ahead.

Mary A Schnur

Maryanne is my first cousin (my parents are Wally & Helen Freis). I am so hoping to attend her funeral tomorrow, weather permitting. I have so many fond memories of the Steuber family, as Uncle Ray is my godfather. I still have the Christmas table cloth Aunt Violet made me for my wedding. Hope to see you all tomorrow. No matter what I will send a donation for Sharon Richardson. Wonderful place! So sorry for your loss, and my sympathies to all. Mary Ann Schnur

Darlene Leonhard

My Sympathy to you Ruth. Sorry to hear of your sister's death. My prayers are with you and the family..

Scott Provost

Pat, I am sorry for your loss. She must have been special to raise someone I respect so much.

Sissy Lingle

Rest in peace, Mary Ann. I will never forget the fun time we had, you and your girls, in St. Petersburg at MDCC, going to the beach and eating out. Mary Ann was a shining star among doll makers and will be missed by so many. God bless her family.

Carol Noel

Wonderful memories of sharing your creations at your home plus MDCC. Kelly & Bambi and all the family, much love & also in heartfelt sympathy… ((Hugz))

Claudette Forss

To Mary Ann’s family ; may she Rest In Peace : many names have come up that were in our classes : Norma Schnell. , Shirley Widder to name a few : we met in Fountain park church Basement where we learned many skills :thanks for your teaching us Claudette Forss

Claudette Forss

To Maryanns family : I was one of those early doll makers your mom taught! We would meet weekly in a church basement and construct doll heads , arms etc and then put them together : we learned so much and so thankful for her teaching . May the memories you shared as a family get you through this time of grief . Claudette Forss , sheboygan

kelly a roll

Oh my where do i start, this gracious and talented lady will be so missed, i was a neighbor to her in her country home before moving to sheboygan, we had coffee and wonderful visits, i could walk to her house and always be welcomed. LOVED her great stories about family and life. Rest in peace with Bob