Obituary for Mariann Euteneuer (Selter)
Stuart, Florida — Mariann Patricia Euteneuer (nee Selter), a long-time resident of South Florida, passed away at her home in the loving arms of her husband, Joseph, and son, Thomas, in the early morning of Saturday, July 29th. She died two weeks after her 83rd birthday and three months short of her 60thwedding anniversary. She was a lifelong and faithful Roman Catholic.
Born in 1934 and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Mariann received her nursing degree from St. Joseph Mercy College in 1954 and spent the better part of the next 62 years caring for the sick and needy in such diverse areas as labor and delivery, eldercare and crisis pregnancy services. In her later years she was a member of the Halpatiokee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Stuart, Florida.
Among her many talents, Mariann was an avid artist, poet, crafter, spoon collector, animal lover and master gardener. She famously sewed hand-crafted quilts for every member of the family over the course of 40 years and left a colorful trail of lovingly-made banners, needlepoints, dolls, paintings and detailed family albums that will remain with her loved ones as a fitting legacy of her vibrant personality, wit, class and charm. Her poem, “Ode to Cats” was published in a 2016 edition of Where the Mind Dwells, a volume that rests below her collection of 633 souvenir spoons from 50 states and 60 countries of the world. She was also a faithful crossword puzzler for many years.
Above all, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family, who will forever hold her memory in their hearts. Mariann is pre-deceased by her son Francis Paul and survived by her husband, Joseph, and her children, Michael Euteneuer and his three boys, Mary Zeis and her daughter and grandchildren, Rev. Thomas Euteneuer, Ann Mitchell and her two children and grandchildren, Joseph Euteneuer and his three children, and Catherine Johnson and her three children and grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Pregnancy Care Center, 1119 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34950.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City, Florida with a Vigil Prayer Service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Jensen Beach, Florida. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.