Mary Naumann, of Mora, MN, died on September 30, 2008. She was 81 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, October 6th at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora. VISITATION will be from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 5th at the funeral home and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. INTERMENT will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Mary Ann (Rabbe) Naumann, of Mora, Minnesota passed away on September 30, 2008 at the Villa Health Care Center in Mora after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Mary was 81 years old.
Mary was born on March 1, 1927 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to John and Maude (Holm) Rabbe. Mary was baptized on March 31, 1927 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alpha, Minnesota and confirmed on June 15, 1941 at Trintiy Lutheran Church in Trimont, Minnesota.
Mary grew up in Trimont, the oldest of 4 children. She moved to Mora when she was 16 and lived with the Heuer family; Wally, Helen and Tom. Mary met her future husband Ron, while attending Mora High School. She graduated from MHS in 1945. Mary went on to attend Paul’s Beauty School in Minneapolis.
Mary and Ron were married in Zion Lutheran Church on October 11, 1947. They had four children; and their children were all baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church.
Mary worked as a beautician for many years. She was very active in the Mora community. She was a Boys and Girls Scout Leader, election volunteer, very active in the Ladies Aid at Zion for over 40 years. She was also in the American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years and president of the local legion auxiliary for one year.
Mary loved to fish, play cards, travel, read, be at the cabin and most of all – be with her kids and grandchildren. Her family spent many happy wonderful times at their lake cabin. Since retirement she spent and loved her winters in Mesa, AZ.
Mary was preceded in death by her mother and father.
Mary has one sister, Barbara (Doc) Belcher, and two brothers, John (Joyce) and Paul (Pat); plus two special brothers, Tom Heuer of Mora and Fred Rabbe of Trimont, MN.
She is also survived by her husband Ron of Mora; children, Julie ( Frank) Cruse of Mesa, AZ, Mark (Janet) of Moorhead, MN, Dan (Jane) of Columbia Heights, MN, and Barb Barnick of Cambridge; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and many friends.
She will be missed by all that knew her and loved her.
Funeral services held on Monday, October 6th at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora. Rev. Greggory Coop officiated. Music provided by Karen Kirschner and Bonnie Grunke. Pallbearers are Mary’s grandchildren, Michael Cruse, Sarah Taylor, Laura Cruse, Jessica Finkle, Alyssa Cruse, Kate Naumann, John Naumann, Matthew Naumann, Joanna Magnuson, Nicole Naumann, Theresa Naumann, Elizabeth Naumann, Neil Barnick and Alec Barnick. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.