Mary Wegscheid, 79, of Bluffton, passed away on Nov. 7, at Perham Living in Perham. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 11 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bluffton with Father Aaron Kuhn as celebrant. Burial was in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery.
Mary K. Andrie was born Nov. 11, 1933, to Leo and Marie (Goeden) Andrie in Wadena, Minn.
Mary Andrie and Marvin Wegscheid were united in marriage on July 28, 1952, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Wadena. They made their home in Bluffton where they raised their family, served the community and will be remembered as the friendly owners of the Bluffton Hardware store. While raising their large family and assisting customers, Mary found time to enjoy snowmobiling, playing cards, bowling, singing and traveling. She especially treasured weekends at the lake and time spent with her family. She was a member of Christian Mothers, Bluffton Lions, Bluffton Senior Citizens and the St. John's Church choir. Mary's strong faith was lovingly instilled in her family.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Marie; daughter, Jan Eckhoff; brothers, Phillip and Leo Jr.; sister, Phyllis Vorderbruggen; granddaughter, Christine Sweere; son-in-law, Walt Paczynski; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; and other numerous relatives.
Mary is survived by her husband, Marv of Bluffton; sons, Ron (Nan) of Bluffton, Dan (Nadine) of Bluffton and Gary (Melissa) of New York Mills; daughters, Linda (Gerry) Imdieke of New York Mills, Deb (Dan) Sweere of Bluffton, Kathryn (Greg Ouellette) Wegscheid of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Sandy (Jeff) Frost of New York Mills; 25 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dick Andrie of St. Cloud and John (Lucy) of Wadena; sisters, Audrey Breid of Wadena and Joanie (Joe) Weller of Henning, Minn.; son-in-law, Don Eckhoff; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Bryan Imdieke, Jason Lehmkuhl, Marc Sweere, Aaron Wegscheid, Ryan Wegscheid, Brendan Frost and Tanner Wegscheid. Honorary pallbearers were Mary's grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were with Schuller Family Funeral Homes, Wadena. For online condolences, visit www.SchullerFamilyFH.com