Mary Jo Mizer, age 87, of Barron, passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Dove Healthcare in Barron.
She was born in Chicago, IL on November 5, 1934, to Librorio (Leo) and Guesepina (Josephine) Tortorice, who immigrated from Burgio, Italy. She was the youngest of six siblings and named Mary Jo, after her eldest, deceased sister. She enjoyed the simplicity of growing up in Chicago and dancing at numerous festivals. She met the love of her life, Lloyd Mizer, in the heart of Chicago and married at age 15. They wed on November 12, 1949 and spent 70 wonderful years together.