The Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Wegscheid of Bluffton, will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013, at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bluffton, with Father Aaron Kuhn as celebrant. Friends may call at the church on Sunday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with Rosary at 6:00 and Parish Prayers at 7:00. Visitation will resume at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. At the age of 79, Mary passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Perham Living in Perham, MN.
Mary K. Andrie was born November 11, 1933, to Leo and Marie (Goeden) Andrie in Wadena, MN.
Mary Andrie and Marvin Wegscheid were united in marriage on July 28, 1952, at St. Anns Catholic Church in Wadena. They made their home in Bluffton where they raised their family, served the community, and will be remembered as the friendly owners of the Bluffton Hardware store. While raising their large family and assisting customers, Mary found time to enjoy snowmobiling, playing cards, bowling, singing and traveling. She especially treasured weekends at the lake and time spent with her family. She was a member of Christian Mothers, Bluffton Lions, Bluffton Senior Citizens and the St. Johns Church choir. Marys strong faith was lovingly instilled in her family.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents Leo and Marie; daughter Jan Eckhoff; brothers Phillip and Leo Jr.; sister Phyllis Vorderbruggen; granddaughter Christine Sweere; son-in-law Walt Paczynski; several brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law; along with numerous relatives.
Mary is survived by her husband Marv of Bluffton; sons Ron (Nan) of Bluffton, Dan (Nadine) of Bluffton and Gary (Melissa) of New York Mills; daughters Linda (Gerry) Imdieke of New York Mills, Deb (Dan) Sweere of Bluffton, Kathryn (Greg Ouellette) Wegscheid of St. Petersburg, FL, and Sandy (Jeff) Frost of New York Mills; 25 grandchildren & 17 great-grandchildren; brothers Dick Andrie of St. Cloud and John (Lucy) of Wadena; sisters Audrey Breid of Wadena, and Joanie (Joe) Weller of Henning; son-in-law Don Eckhoff; along with numerous nieces & nephews and other relatives.
Honorary pallbearers will be Marys grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be Bryan Imdieke, Jason Lehmkuhl, Marc Sweere, Aaron Wegscheid, Ryan Wegscheid, Brendan Frost and Tanner Wegscheid.
Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bluffton.
Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes in Wadena. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)