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Mary B. Botz – Obituary

Name: Mary B. Botz

Age: 45

Born: 11-09-1973

Died: 06-24-2019

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Heritage Hall, St. Joseph

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Mary B. Botz, age 45, of St. Joseph, who passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, on Monday, June 24, 2019. Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB will officiate. Inurnment will be in the St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery Columbarium.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019 and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday all at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Heritage Hall. 
Mary was born on November 9, 1973 to Cyril and Joan (Stang) Valerius in St. Joseph, Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Jeff Botz on August 1, 1998 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Mary was a devoted Catholic school teacher, teaching first and second graders at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Maple Lake, St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Michael, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. Mary was co-founder of KidsCan of Minnesota, an organization dedicated to providing support for families fighting childhood cancer. Mary was a loving wife and mother, who treasured spending time with her family and friends. She was extremely devoted to her faith and raising her family. People were drawn to Mary because of her kindness; she always made you feel appreciated and special. Once you met Mary, you were always considered her friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 
Mary is survived by mother, Joan; husband, Jeff; children, Ellie, Carter and Alaina; brothers, Paul, Tom (Tina), and Mike (Nancy); niece and nephew, Josh and Jaden and many other relatives and friends. 
She is preceded in death by her father, Cy, who Mary now joins in Heaven.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to KidsCan of Minnesota and Quiet Oaks Hospice.

Guestbook for Mary B. Botz

Julene "Micke" Johnson
, I know Mary's Husband
July 1, 2019, 7:10 pm
Jeff, My deepest sympathies on the loss of Mary. I am so very sorry. May all the precious memories help you and share those memories with your children. It will make "positive" difference. God bless each of you. Sincerely, Your First Grade Teacher Julene "Micke" Johnson
Kenneth OToole
, Friend
June 26, 2019, 6:50 pm
I miss you already, Mary. Although we never properly met, your kindness, friendship, and support made a profound difference in my life. I was humbled and inspired by your ability to face this stupid disease with a courageous and happy heart. You will remains in my heart forever. I guess we will have to meet another time in a happier place. I will continue to pray the Rosary and I will honor and cherish the St Peregrine medal that you sent me always. We will all try to move on without you; press on and fight the good fight, but every now and then I am gonna wish it was then instead of now, because then there was you. I love you sweet Mary and I will hold and keep your family in my heart and in my prayers. Until we meet again, love. -Kenneth

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