Her candle is extinguished, and despite our love and will we cannot summon it to burn anew. So we simpoly must live on and shine the light for her.
  • 55 years old
  • Born on March 4, 1961 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States.
  • Passed away on April 2, 2016 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our sister Mary. Please share your memories and photos, hold your friends and family close, and find comfort in the knowledge that she is at Peace.

Posted by Lucy Stabeck on 2nd April 2017
The Twins. We started as a pair and shared so many milestones together. You lived life on your own terms. In Jr. High you took Hunters Safety to deer hunt with Dad and as a senior you received the Home Economics Award. You were incredibly loyal and never predictable. A core piece of me is missing, but I am even more saddened that your boys have lost your passionate love here on earth so soon. What a passionate mom! I can only imagine your joy at becoming a Grandmother or "Memaw". I am confident your soul is their guardian angel and you continue to watch over them with the same passion.
Posted by Mike Anderson on 10th April 2016
I went to nurses training with Mary in Rochester.....Was shocked by her passing....Thoughts and prayers are with you.. Jodie Dahl Anderson
Posted by Pam Owen on 9th April 2016
Mary you were a beautiful friend so many years ago and your beauty will shine forever. Although life journeys us in many directions, I have such warm memories of our time together in high school. I smile when I think of learning to drive together in driver's ed, being in study hall, and seeing you years later at a reunion. Rest in peace dear Mary, know you are and always will be remembered.
Posted by Mike Slaby on 8th April 2016
I haven't seen aunt Mary for many years but the memories I have resonate in my mind to this day. My favorite times were fishing with her and papa at the lake in the summertime. Papa would keep his travel trailor at the lake which was a safe house away from the mosquitos. In the morning Mary and I would dig worms excitedly for fishing that day. She would yell at me for getting my hands to close to the shovel end probably because my blood would scare the fish. We would fish all day through mosquitos, ticks, and snagged lines. I didn't know it then but she was a tom boy before I knew what a tom boy was. One time she bought purple plastic worms. We fished off the docks and caught some small bass which made her happy because we both thought they wouldn't work. I think about that moment every once in a while fishing on a lake swatting mosquitos and using plastic worms
Posted by Diane Hudson Finley on 8th April 2016
I did not know Mary very well. My memories of high school are somewhat vague, but if I had to pick one adjective for Mary it would be ‘kind.’ And there really is not a higher compliment. Those school years are sensitive years, at least they were for me, and I don’t remember ever being greeted with anything other than kindness by Mary. Such a sweet smile. I really liked her and remember her as a quieter, gentle person. I’m so sad that she had to leave us so early. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
Posted by Laurie Lange on 7th April 2016
Mary, rest in peace. It's been years but I still remember cutting through the back yards when we were young to play at each other's houses and filling in on paper routes....many fond memories from those school years. Be blessed and know you were loved by many.
Posted by Louise Rossato on 7th April 2016
My Dear Sweet Mary.. Thank you for all the calls over the years. Even from a far we enjoyed our special bond. I am sad I couldn't hold you in my arms one more time. Remenber you would always come into my bed at night for extra hugs. Loved it. Love you for ever. I know John has his arms around you now along with mom and dad. I see your smile and will be so happy to see you later in Heaven.
Posted by Mark Van Helden on 7th April 2016
Mary, so many years since we last saw each other but we finally connected through social media. You gave me encouragement when times were tough on me and I hope I was able to help you along when you needed it this last year. You served others well and now you may rest with your mom, dad and John and so many others RIP Mary.
Posted by Debra Walker on 6th April 2016
Mary, I will miss you. I'm so glad I had enough time with you truly know the kind, caring woman you became. Rest now sweet friend. See you later, in Heaven.

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