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Mary Kurdelmeier


Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Mary Kurdelmeier, 95, of Harmony, Minn. passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at the Harmony Health Care Center in Harmony, Minn.

Mary Viola Kurdelmeier was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Harmony, Minn. to Lucy McCabe Roche and Edmund Roche. She graduated from Harmony High School in 1936. She continued her education at Winona State Teacher’s College and then attended Woodbury Business College in Los Angeles. Mary was married to Leonard Knick in 1938; he passed away in 1948. Mary spent several years working in doctor’s offices in Harmony. In 1951 she married Roy Kurdelmeier. He passed away in 2004.

Mary was a member of Nativity Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing cards, golf, sewing, cooking and baking. She was a wonderful caregiver to her parents, family, and both husbands.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Lyle, Edwin, Delbert, Gerald, and three sisters, Mrytle Whalen, Allyne Snyder, and Irene Costigan. She is survived by one stepdaughter, Eileen Mensink, five grand-stepchildren, 17 great-grand stepchildren, six great-great-grand stepchildren, three nieces, Geraldine (Dick) Trapp of Carson City, Nev.; Kathleen Roche of Santa Monica, Cal.; and Diane Roche of Arcola, Ill.; and three nephews, Eddie (Sandy) Whalen of Canton, Minn; LaVerne (Nelda) Whalen of Rochester, Minn.; and Larry (Shirley) Whalen of Rochester, Minn.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, August 13, 2012, at the Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in rural Canton, Minn. Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony handled the arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Nativity Catholic Church, Harmony Community Healthcare.

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