Mass of Christian Burial for Johanna Gainey, 95 year old Buffalo woman who passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Amie Holt Care Center, will be celebrated Tuesday, July 24th at 10:00 a.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson as celebrant. A vigil service and sharing of memories will be held in conjunction with the reciting of the Rosary on Monday at 7:00 p.m. from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be on Monday, July 23rd from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. A private family interment will be held in Athens, Wisconsin. Donations in Mrs. Gainey’s memory may be made to the Amie Holt Care Center in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Johanna Balbina Gainey was born on June 4, 1917 in Rib Lake, Wisconsin to Andrew and Johanna Wineberger Hoffman. She attended schools in Taylor County, Wisconsin and was married in June of 1935 to Joseph F. Mann. Joe and Johanna farmed in the townships of Greenwood and Little Black, Wisconsin for several years. They owned and operated a restaurant in Stetsonville, Wisconsin and also owned taverns in Chelsea and Goodrich, Wisconsin. Johanna later worked for Johnson Hills Company in Marshfield, Wisconsin as an interior decorator. They retired and moved to Athens, Wisconsin where Mr. Mann passed away in 1980. In 1982 Johanna married James Gainey and they moved to Buffalo, Wyoming. Mr. Gainey passed away in November of 2009 and Johanna continued to live in Buffalo until the time of her death.
She is survived by her two daughters: Joanne Skinner of San Diego, California and Jean Schug and her husband George of Athens, Wisconsin; one son Joseph Mann of Birchwood, Wisconsin; two stepson: Richard Gainey and Albert Gainey both of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and three step grandchildren.
Johanna was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, six brothers: Peter, John, George, Anthony, Andrew, and Karl Hoffman and three sisters: Anna Schneider, Christena Pagol and Mary Himebach.