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Mercedes T. Powers, age 96, of Hayward, WI passed away on May 16 2019 at home with her family by her side.
Mercedes was born in Blue Island, Il on May 9, 1923 to the late Edward and Clara (Benzing) Sieben. She married Roy Powers while he was in the service during World War II. Together, Roy and Mercedes lived in Palos Heights, IL prior to their purchase of Sunrise Resort on Big Round Lake in Hayward, Wi. They operated the resort from 1972 until 1986 when they sold and built a house next door. Mercedes enjoyed meeting new people every summer and stayed friends with many throughout the years. They would vacation during the winter for a month with other resort friends in Alabama after the children were grown. After the sale of the resort they traveled extensively throughout the United States. Mercedes was an avid reader, enjoyed fishing, being a grandmother and loved being surrounded by nature. Most importantly she enjoyed the family visits from her children, grandchildren and other relatives.
Mercedes is survived by her children Linda Matias of Wausau, WI and her children Thomas, John and Dawn; Terry (Mary) Powers, of Hudson, WI and their children Crystal, Gregory, Naomi and Ashley; Sharee Powers of Weston, WI and her children Joseph and Rebecca; Debra Longly of Winter, WI and her children Sarah and Timothy; Jamie (Kevin) Garcia (granddaughter) of Naperville, IL; brother Edward Sieben of Palos Heights, Il; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Roy W, son Roy C and sister Claudia Welter.
A memorial service will be held in Wausau, WI area on July 13th 2019.