MARY ALZADIA CHENEY

M. Cheney webphotoMary Cheney, of Mora, formerly of Lincoln, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Villa Health Care Center of Mora. She was 86 years old.

A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Hillman Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Roelofs presiding.

VISITATION will be from 5-8pm on Monday, June 14, 2010 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to the serivce at church.

INTERMENT will be at 3:30pm at the Scandia Valley Township Cemetery in rural Lincoln.

Mary Alzadia Cheney was born on September 10, 1923 in Anoka, Minnesota to parents Charles and Julia (LeBard) Peters. In 1939, at the age of 16, Mary was united in marriage to Robert Vernon Cheney. Together the couple raised five wonderful children, Bob, Tom, Jackie, Julie, and Jessie.

In the late 1950’s with the children grown, Mary went to work for Mallet Produce in Minneapolis where she worked as a fruit packager for 25 years. After her retirement, she and Bob moved to Lincoln, Minnesota. Mary began working for Camp Shamineau as the camp’s Baker. For the next twenty years she would bake all the campers’ delicious treats and even bring home extras for her family. Due to declining health, Mary moved to Mora in 2004 to be close to her son Bob, and wife Sue, and granddaughter Shelley and husband Jason Kadlec whom were her constant caregivers.

Mary was a member of the Lincoln Free Church, and after moving to Mora, enjoyed attending Hillman Baptist Church. Mary had many hobbies including knitting and crocheting. She was an avid reader, and loved to listen to music, and do a crossword puzzle. But her greatest love was her family. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and the new great great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, son Tom, daughter Jackie, infant brother Charles, brothers Harry and Waverly Peters, sister Lois Anderson, grandson Brian Raustadt, and great grandson Justin Johnson.

She is survived by her son Bob (Sue) Cheney of East Bethel, daughters Julie (Clem) Bauer of Green Bay, and Jessie (Dale) Raustadt of Apache Junction, AZ; daughter-in-law Sandy Cheney-Broehl; Thirteen grandchildren, Twenty Seven great grandchildren, and Four great great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service was held on Tueday, June 15, 2010 at the Hillman Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Roelofs presiding. Music was provided by Chris and Marianne Santele. Casketbearers were Jeff Cheney, John Cheney, Bill Cheney, Bob Cheney, Dave Raustadt, and Chuck Raustadt. Interment was in the Scandia Valley Township Cemetery.

Mary Alzadia Cheney, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Villa Health Care Center of Mora. She was 86 years old.

Mary was born on September 10, 1923 in Anoka, Minnesota to parents Charles and Julia (LeBard) Peters. In 1939, at the age of 16, Mary was united in marriage to Robert Vernon Cheney. Together the couple raised five wonderful children, Bob, Tom, Jackie, Julie, and Jessie.

In the late 1950’s with the children grown, Mary went to work for Mallet Produce in Minneapolis where she worked as a fruit packager for 25 years. After her retirement, she and Bob moved to Lincoln, Minnesota. Mary began working for Camp Shamineau as the camp’s Baker. For the next twenty years she would bake all the campers’ delicious treats and even bring home extras for her family. Due to declining health, Mary moved to Mora in 2004 to be close to her son Bob, and wife Sue, and granddaughter Shelley and husband Jason Kadlec whom were her constant caregivers.

Mary was a member of the Lincoln Free Church, and after moving to Mora, enjoyed attending Hillman Baptist Church. Mary had many hobbies including knitting and crocheting. She was an avid reader, and loved to listen to music, and do a crossword puzzle. But her greatest love was her family. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and the new great great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, son Tom, daughter Jackie, infant brother Charles, brothers Harry and Waverly Peters, sister Lois Anderson, grandson Brian Raustadt, and great grandson Justin Johnson.

She is survived by her son Bob (Sue) Cheney of East Bethel, daughters Julie (Clem) Bauer of Green Bay, and Jessie (Dale) Raustadt of Apache Junction, AZ; daughter-in-law Sandy Cheney-Broehl; Thirteen grandchildren, Twenty Seven great grandchildren, and Four great great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service was held on Tueday, June 15, 2010 at the Hillman Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Roelofs presiding. Music was provided by Chris and Marianne Santele. Casketbearers were Jeff Cheney, John Cheney, Bill Cheney, Bob Cheney, Dave Raustadt, and Chuck Raustadt. Interment was in the Scandia Valley Township Cemetery.

7 guestbook entries for MARY ALZADIA CHENEY

  1. Barb King June 13, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    Sorry about your lose but she is now with Jackie

  2. David Raustadt June 13, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    You’re great hugs & love will be missed Grandma.

  3. Lyle Raustadt June 13, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    Godspeed to Mary, may Jesus be waiting.

  4. Jason & Shelley June 14, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    Tuesdays will never be the same without Grams! We will miss her forever! She is in peace….finally!
    We must hang on to that while we go through this….
    We love you Grams!!!!!!

  5. Jodi Johnson-Raustadt June 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    Eternal Peace to you Grandma. You knew family was the most important thing in life and you always put them first, reserving a place forever in the hearts of those who loved you. We will miss your beautiful smile.

  6. carol laudenbach June 15, 2010 at 5:55 am #

    Mary and my mother were dining room companions from the time Mary came to long term care until her fall. I miss her too. She showed me her secret for opening cracker packages and she got a dessert for me every evening. She and my Mom shared so much. I so enjoyed meeting her. I wish you all the peace of knowing how much she loved you all. And, Shelley and Jason, she did so love her Tuesday with you!!!!

  7. tina owens June 16, 2010 at 5:35 am #

    Mary was a very special person. She was wonderful to visit with and had so many stories to tell. We will miss her at the Villa.

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