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Mary Ann Russel, 79

Mary Ann Russel, age 79, of Maple Lake, entered the gates of heaven Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

Mary was a gentle, kind, loving person who loved fishing, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.

She will be deeply missed by her children: Debbie (Steve) Tobako, Gregg Russel, and Gary Russel; her five adoring grandchildren: Jason (Nikki) Tobako, Shana (Chris) Balloy, Julie (Craig) Browen, Devin (Jessa) Russel and Derek Russel; and great-grandchildren Ethan, Jase, Gracie and Rylan Tobako; Dillon, Kira and Madden Browen; and Carl and Lilly Balloy.

Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert William Russel; and her parents, Nicholas and Catherine Kauth.

Her courage and strength inspired those she touched and she will be deeply missed.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, with visitation for one hour prior to the Mass in the church. Interment was at the Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Loretto.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.