August 29, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.
Mary Ann M. Engelmeyer, 83, of St. Rosa, died peacefully Aug. 24, 2023, with her family at her side at CentraCare Care Center in Melrose.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Aug. 28 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa with the Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Mary Ann Finken was born Nov. 4, 1939, in Millwood Township, Stearns County, to Robert and Loretta (Stueve) Finken. She was united in marriage to Roger Engelmeyer Sept. 30, 1958, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa. The couple lived north of St. Rosa. Mary Ann worked at Fingerhut in St. Cloud and Sauk Centre until they closed the doors. She then began working at Stearns Manufacturing in Grey Eagle until 1988. Mary Ann enjoyed embroidering dish towels and pillowcases and making blankets and apple pies for her family. She also enjoyed cooking for family gatherings. Most of all, she enjoyed being there for Roger and her family.
She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Catholic United Financial, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 101 and the Roving Hillbillies.
Survivors include her children, Audrey (Scott) Blasko of Afton, Dale (Debbie) Engelmeyer of St. Rosa, Diane (Leon) Stueve of Albany, Glen (Darlene) Engelmeyer of St. Rosa, Karen (Henry) Gruber of St. Cloud, Jim (Roseann) Engelmeyer of Freeport, and Laura (Galen) Stickfort of Stillwater; 22 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters Wilfred “Wif” (Bernette) Finken of Melrose, Dorothy Austing of Freeport, and Donna Bueckers of St. Rosa; and sisters-in-law Gloriann (Jerry) Thomas of Little Falls, Mary Jane (John) Klaphake of St. Rosa, and Margie Engelmeyer of St. Rosa.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Engelmeyer Sept. 15, 2018; parents; and great-granddaughter Addison Wensman.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose. P-35-1B