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Mary Ann Gerardy

Mary Ann Gerardy, age 80, of Montrose, died Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born July 21, 1925 to John and Elizabeth (Secora) Polingo in Marysville Township.

Mary Ann enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening, cooking, and baking. Going out to eat with family was always something to look forward to. She took pride in her appearance and enjoyed the time preparing for an outing; planning and making things just so. Time spent with family was a priority.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Gerardy; son-in-law Curtis Poppler; and sister-in-law Barbara Polingo.

She is survived by her children, daughter Joanne Poppler, and son Jerry and Susan Gerardy, grandchildren Kathy and Brian Ottenstroer, Karen and Jeff Bergemann, Kristine Poppler, Kimberly and Luke Peterson, Kelly Poppler and fiancé David Larsen, Brian Gerardy and fiancée Crystal Schuft, Lori Gerardy, Melissa Gerardy, and Denise Gerardy; and four great-grandchildren, Tonia and Tiffany Ottenstroer, Krystal Berry, and Kevin Poppler.

Mary Ann is further survived by a sister, Josephine and Marlin Sicheneder; and a brother, Edward Polingo.

Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly with the Rev. Timothy Cloutier officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Wednesday, April 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the lten Funeral Home in Delano; and continued Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church, prior to the Mass.

Casket bearers were Mary Ann’s grandchildren: Kathy Ottenstroer, Karen Bergemann, Kristine Poppler, Kimberly Peterson, Kelly Poppler, Brian Gerardy, Lori Gerardy, Melissa Gerardy, and Denise Gerardy.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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