Mary Elizabeth Hapsch, age 82, of Winsted, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Waconia Ridgeview Hospital.
She was born on the fourth of July in 1932, in Minneapolis, to John and Cecelia (Zeller) Collins. Mary grew up in Minneapolis, and graduated from high school.
She married Harold Hapsch Aug. 18, 1956, in Minneapolis, at the Church of Visitation. The couple made their home first in Minneapolis, and moved to Howard Lake in 1972, to be able to raise horses and their seven daughters.
In the early ‘80s, Mary was involved in an auto accident and became a longtime resident of the St. Mary’s Care Center of Winsted.
Mary worked for Linhardt Insurance company at the Foshay Tower for many years. She also worked at Green Giant of Cokato on the cutters in 1978.
She had many hobbies, in her younger days, and enjoyed her horses, bowling, needlework, singing, playing cards, and reading. Most recently, she enjoyed bingo, the Minnesota Twins, and going to lunch and the movies.
Mary is survived by her daughters: Lia (Mark) Jensen of Litchfield, Ann (Paul) Miller of Warba, MN, Laura Hapsch of Winsted, Renee (Mike Klucas) Hapsch of Hancock, MN, Leslie (Shawn Heaver) Hapsch of Glencoe, Maria (Kevin) Antil of Cokato, and Emily (Glenn) Gruenhagen of Watkins; grandchildren Jason (Cassy) Moe, Kelly Moe, Ashley Miller, Kayla Miller, Michael Allgood, Alley Allgood, Stephen (Kira) Slinde, Ryan Grahn, Haley Klucas, Bradley Klucas, Rachael (Andrew) Winters, Brittany (Kelly) Muscha, and Derek Antil; and great-grandchildren Lydia Moe, Austin Winters, Gracelyn Winters, Emma Muscha, and Jemma Slinde.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Cecelia Collins; husband Harold; and brothers Frank, Charles, and Jack.
The funeral service took place Saturday, March 21 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment was in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery
Arrangements were with the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Howard Lake; www.swansonpeterson.com.