Mary Lou Bruns, age 49, of Maple Lake, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at her home.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake with Fr. Martin Shallbetter as the celebrant. Marge Pavlik and St. Timothy’s Resurrection Choir will provide music for the service. Burial will follow at St. Timothy’s Catholic Cemetery in Maple Lake.
Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Maple Lake, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.; and will continue Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
John Woitalla, Al Bruns, Tyler Bruns, Nathan Yurek, Joshua Yurek, and Ron Borell will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake; www.dingmannfuneral.com.
Mary was born Oct. 10, 1964, in Buffalo, to Collin and Betty (Ordorff) Langanki. She was raised in Maple Lake, and attended school there, graduating with the Maple Lake High School Class of 1983.
Mary began working at various jobs throughout Maple Lake, including Knaus Grocery Store, H&H, and Roger’s.
She was united in marriage to William Donald Bruns May 6, 1989, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Maple Lake. Mary continued to work and to care for Bill.
Most recently, she was employed by Edgewood Gables in Cokato as a home health aide.
In her spare time, Mary enjoyed sewing, quilting, her pets, and playing cards. She had a deep love for children, and always treasured the time she spent with them.
Mary is survived by special children, Alexis and Hannah Collier of Maple Lake; parents, Collin and Betty Langanki of Maple Lake; siblings, Karen Sundean (special friend, Francis Barbeau) of Finlayson, Gary (Paula) Ergen, Dale Langanki, all of Maple Lake, and Patty (Loren) Yurek of Silver Lake; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill.