Maura Marie Ekstrom, age 45, passed away peacefully at her home with her husband at her side on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Maura was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin on May 2, 1974, to J. Vincent and Sandra (Pontecore) McKenna.
Maura graduated from La Follette High School in 1992, and earned her paralegal degree shortly after. In 2006, she was blessed with a son who was her pride and joy, and in 2011, she married her soul mate Jason. Maura will be remembered as being a wonderful wife to her husband Jason; a devoted mother to her son Broc; a loving daughter to her mom, Sandy; and caring sister to her brother, Sean . Maura enjoyed being a mom and often volunteered her time in the classroom. She also enjoyed participating in events at Gilda's Club. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Maura is survived by her husband Jason; son, Broc Kelly; mother, Sandra Marcy; brother, Sean (Jenny) McKenna; nephews Cayden and Ryan McKenna; and many family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father J. Vincent McKenna and stepfather Donald Marcy.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 2420 St. Albert the Great Drive, Sun Prairie, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 12 noon, with Monsignor Donn Heiar presiding. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass at the church. There will be a private burial for family at a later time.
Memorials may be made to Gilda's Club or the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
The family would like to give special thanks to UW Carbone Cancer Center and Maura's many family and friends.
Cress Funeral Home
1310 Emerald Terrace
Sun Prairie, WI
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Jason and Broc, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. There are never words to comfort one in times such as these. I hope you can find moments of peace, even if brief, in this time of terrible sadness. Many hold you in prayer.
Maura, you dance with the angels now and I know your Spirit will be forever felt by all who loved you. My deepest sympathies to the Ekstrom family, the McKenna family and especially to Jason, Broc.
Karen Walsh Riggi
Broc and Family, So sorry for your loss. Was looking for you on the bus and another student gave me the news. I got so used to seeing your mother in the background and Louie by the window. Kristi - PM Bus Driver
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