Mary Ann Dressen, age 90, of Montrose, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at her niece’s home in Golden Valley.
Memorial Mass of Christian burial will take place Saturday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly, with a gathering of family and friends for one hour prior to services in the church. The Rev. Timothy Cloutier will officiate, with inurnment in the church cemetery. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.
Mary was born Aug. 2, 1920, to John J. and Julia (Zurambo) Lasnetske in Tracy, MN.
She was united in marriage to Raymond Charles Dressen, and they resided in Tracy.
After World War II, Mary went to work for Continental Bakery in Minneapolis, and eventually for Munsingwear.
In the 1960s, Ray and Mary moved to Waverly, and resided on Lake Waverly.
Later, after the death of Mary’s daughter Debra, Mary moved to Montrose, where she resided until moving to Golden Valley, where she lived with her longtime companion and niece, Pumpy.
Mary will be remembered for her kindness, strength, caring, sense of humor, and love of her world. She also possessed a strong Christian faith that she practiced.
She loved to spend time with family and friends, playing cards, Skip-bo, cribbage, as well as many other games. Penny wise Tuesday’s were something she looked forward to.
Mary enjoyed making things for others, whether it was something from her garden, chocolate chip cookies, fish fries, or her famous creamed cucumbers. Her little Honda was a much favored vehicle, and she was known to run errands or give rides to anyone who needed them.
In addition to her daughter, Debra Jean Reinert, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Ray.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Raeann and Roger Spike; grandchildren and spouses Angela Spike and Andy Hylton, Jody and Chris Salzbrunn, Jason and Mo Spike, Katie Reinert, and Tom Reinert; great-grandchildren Colton, Isaac, Chase, Zach, Archie, Alayna, and a future great-grandchild Scarlet.
Mary is further survived by her former sons-in-law, Mike Reinert and Walter Zettervall; a special companion who journeyed through life with her, her niece Pumpy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.