A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Mary V. Stuhr, age 94, of St. Augusta, who died peacefully on Friday at the Heritage House of Kimball. Reverend Al Stangl will officiate. Burial will be private at a later date.
Mary V. Stuhr was born on August 22, 1912 to George and Frances (Wendl) Breu in Templeton, Iowa. She moved to rural Redwood Falls, Minnesota at a young age with her family where her parents engaged in farming. Her father was killed in a farming accident when she was fifteen years old. She married Albert Ricke and had two sons, Arnold and Larry. She later married Harry Wallert from Olivia, MN and gave birth to two daughters, Dolores and Carol. Harry died in 1966 of heart failure. She met and married Arthur Stuhr in January of 1971. Art passed away in December 2002 at St. Cloud, MN. Mary had numerous jobs in her lifetime, with her last employer being Tonka Toys in Mound, MN before retiring in 1971. Mary and Art lived in Olivia, MN until January 2001 when Art’s ailing health caused him to move to the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud. At that time, Mary moved in with her daughter (Carol) in St. Augusta, MN to be near Art. She faithfully went to visit Art several times a week and every Sunday until his passing. Mary worked hard all of her life, but especially liked telling of her life on the farm. She was also very proud of her German heritage, and frequently would joke with her sisters in German. She was very talented with several interests, from crocheting, gardening, floral arranging to build things with wood. She also loved a good fishing trip and enjoyed eating all kinds of fish. She thoroughly enjoyed any time that she spent with her sisters, good friends, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Mary is survived by: one son Larry (Mary) Ricke of Wasilla, AK, Dolores (Bob) Hatch of Olivia, MN, and Carol (Steve) Titus of St. Augusta, MN. 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, her sisters Frances Bauer and Colletta Stacken both of New Ulm, MN, and several nieces and nephews and other relatives. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by 2 brothers George and Fritz, sister Annie who died at age 5, son Arnold and husbands Harry and Art.