Marisa Rycroft

Marisa Rycroft, 58, of Shawano, passed away on Jan. 9, 2018, in Appleton. Marisa was born in Ithaca, New York, on May 20, 1959, the daughter of Salvatore and Ida (DiPerna) Biasillo. On Nov. 21, 1992, Marisa was united in marriage to Herbert E. Rycroft in Jacksonville, New York. The couple moved to Shawano in 1999. Marisa worked as the BID coordinator for Shawano. She was truly a people person and gave back to the community in many ways, including volunteering for Junior Achievement, Shawano Dollars for Scholars, Toys for Tots and the First Presbyterian Church, where she was a member. She relished being outdoors and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Her greatest loves were her husband, children and grandchildren. Marisa will be remembered for her infectious smile and her unshakable faith.

Marisa is survived by three children, Kelly (Jason) Brown, of Ithaca, Kristin (Ben) Ink, of Ithaca, and Adam Rycroft, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Mackenzie, Spencer, Skylar and Kaelyn, as well as one on the way; her mother, Ida Biasillo, of Virginia; her brother, Enzo (Julie) Biasillo, of Warrenton, Virginia; her sister, Sandra (Jon) Little of Arlington, Virginia; along with extended family and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herb, on Feb. 10, 2012, and her father, Salvatore.

A memorial service for Marisa will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church in Shawano with the Rev. Blake Blakesley officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

A memorial fund has been established.