Mary Ann Klasen, 78, of St. Anthony, passed away unexpectedly from cancer July 29, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony with the Rev. Greg Miller, O.S.B., officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Visitation was 4-7 p.m., Aug. 2, and 10-11 a.m., Aug. 3, at the church in St. Anthony. Parish prayers were at 4 p.m., Aug. 2, at the church.

Mary Ann Klasen was born April 13, 1944, in St. Rosa. She attended Flowing Well School in Millwood Township and graduated from Melrose High School. She married David Klasen Oct. 19, 1963. They began farming in Freeport in 1964 and bought their farm in 1967, near St. Anthony, where they raised four boys. She created a wonderful home and farmed side by side with her loving husband. In later years, she worked for Hallmark. Mary Ann was an amazing cook and loved making chicken and dressing for her family. She enjoyed shopping, bowling, playing cards, bingo, pulling rippies, casino trips, but most importantly spending time with family. She was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church and Christian Mothers.

Survivors include sons Randy (Mary) Klasen of Albany, Lee (Lois) Klasen of Inver Grove Heights, Glen (Julie) Klasen of Albany, and Patrick (Jill) Klasen of Albany; grandchildren John (Marie), Kristi (Kevin), Kelly (Branden), Kassie, Rachel, Zachary (Samantha), Jack, Ben and Eli; great-grandchildren Ella, Logan, Myla, Jacob, Lucas, Samuel and Evelyn; brother Larry (Elaine) Beuning of Freeport; sister Marlene (Donald) Schmidt of Hoffman; and sister-in-law Barb Beuning of Freeport.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, David; parents Jerome and Lillian Beuning; mother and father in-law Tony and Adella Klasen; and brother Darrel Beuning. 

Serving as casket bearers will be her grandchildren. Cross bearer, scripture bearer and honorary casket bearers will be her great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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