Mary Ann Wuollet, 86, of Cokato, MN, passed away March 22, 2023.
Visitation took place from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2023, and continued one hour prior to funeral services Monday, March 27, 2023, at 11 a.m., all at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church in Dassel, MN.
The Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato is serving the family; www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-286-2534.
Mary Ann Barber was born Oct. 9, 1936, to Everett and Mary (Richards) Barber in Newell, SD.
She was raised on a farm there, and graduated from the Newell School System in 1954.
After graduation, she moved to Minneapolis, MN, where she worked as a receptionist.
She met Duane (Dick) Richard Wuollet in Cokato, and they were married Sept. 8 of 1956. To this union, four children were born: Debra, Cheryl, Denise, and Mark.
The family lived in the Minneapolis area until 1970, when they moved to a farm northwest of Cokato, where she and Dick lived until shortly before her death.
After her children were grown, Mary Ann attended school for massage therapy. She thoroughly enjoyed working as a massage therapist from her home, and appreciated getting to know and serve members of the local community.
Her adventurous and creative nature was expressed in many ways, including extensive travels, sewing, quilting, and painting.
Mary Ann was a caretaker at heart. Her family and friends were her greatest earthly treasure, and she loved them unconditionally.
She was a lifelong member of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church, her Christian faith a source of comfort and strength throughout her life.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, beloved daughter, Denise; great-granddaughter, Vanessa; sisters, Betty Jean (Barber) Larson and Carol Rose Barber; brother, Bob; and 12 brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
She is survived by her husband, Dick; daughters, Debra (Pete) Halonen and Cheryl (Mike) Niemela; son, Mark; 19 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and one great great-granddaughter; brothers, Everett (Cathy) Barber and Gary (Nancy) Barber; three sister-in-laws; and a host of relatives and friends.