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Mary Ann Sliva

Mary Ann Sliva, age 40 of Howard Lake, formerly of Watertown, died unexpectedly Monday, June 7, 2004, at Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina.

Mary was born to Gary M. Wadding and Gerry M. Lamb in Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 13, 1963.

Mary loved people. She always put her family and friends first. She lived for her family, especially her grandson, Tyler.

Mary was a spiritual person, finding comfort in the thought of angels, and even dreaming of one day being able to swim with the dolphins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Mac Wadding and Viola Jacobson, Red and Crystal Lamb, Eric Opsahl, Larry Oreskovich, and Stephen Louis Sliva; and her nephew, Adam Markuson.

Mary is survived by her loving husband, Vince; her son, Chris Williams; her daughters, Crystal Sliva and Angela Sliva; her grandson, Tyler Posthumus; parents, Gary and Elaine Wadding, and Gerry Oreskovich; brothers, Jerry and Pat Markuson, Chris and Valerie Markuson, Kevin and Jodi Markuson, and Tom and Anna Wadding; and sisters, Gwen and Jon Aaberg, Robin Mochinski, and Lori and Barry Pawelk.

She is further survived by nieces and nephews, Melissa Markuson, Brad Hoppe, Brian Hoppe, Bobbie Aaberg, Jessie Aaberg, Samantha Jobe, Alayna Markuson, Jennifer Markuson, Toni Markuson, Joshua Kerwood, Alto Richardson Jr., Dan Pawelk, Casey Pawelk, Justin Markuson, Kayla Markuson, Jenna Lovins, Emily Wadding, and Ethan Wadding.

Funeral services were Friday, June 11, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Watertown. The Rev. Paul Krentz officiated at the service, with concelebrating clergy Rev. Donald Taylor. Casket bearers were Jerry Markuson, Chris Markuson, Kevin Markuson, Tom Wadding, Jon Aaberg, and Barry Pawelk.

Arrangements were by the Iten Watertown Funeral Home.

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