Mary Elizabeth Hunz

Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Hunz, age 72 of Norwood Young America, were Tuesday, April 4, at All Saints Lutheran Church, Norwood Young America. Mary went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Friday, March 31, 2000.

Mary was born July 10, 1927, the daughter of August and Irene (Mattson) Sirup.

Her determination and appreciation for life inspired all who knew her. Mary enjoyed the company of family and friends, quilting, gardening, and baking. She will be deeply missed by her family; her dear friends, Mabel and Fritz Mahlstedt; and a special friend and caregiver, Kris Panning.

In addition to the Mahlstedts and Panning, Mary is survived by her children, Brenda Nelson (husband, Cliff) of Adams, N.D., Tim Mondor (wife, Darlene) and Barb Templin (husband, Charlie), all of Norwood Young America; Rick Olson (wife, Renee) of Valencia, Calif.; Pamela Olson of Victoria, Connie Halvorson (husband, Jerry) of Bloomington, and Mary-Jo Sund (husband, Larry) of Norwood Young America.

She is further survived by grandchildren: John Parent (wife, Emily), Tara Nelson, Janelle Nelson, Michael Mondor, Tammy Meuffels, Nicholas Sund, Courtney Sund, Sherri Ekren (husband, Billy), Heather Walker (husband, Lorn), Michelle Luskey (husband, Peter), Charly Templin, Stephanie and Sara; and Jordan Sund; and eight great-grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends.

The Revs. Eric Aune and Mel Foss officiated at the 11 a.m. funeral service. The organist was Jane Fasching, and the congregational hymn was "How Great Thou Art." Soloist Bill Grundahl sang "I Like To Tell The Story." Interment was in the Howard Lake City Cemetery.

Visitation was the evening of Monday, April 3, at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel, Norwood Young America.

Mary's children were the casket bearers. Kris Panning was honorary casket bearer.

The Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel, Norwood Young America, handled the arrangements.

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