May 24, 2023 at 1:52 p.m.
Mary Ann Amundson, 75, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully May 21, 2023, at CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 27, at Minnewaska Lutheran Church in Starbuck, with the Rev. Joel Rolf officiating. Inurnment will be at Minnewaska Lutheran Cemetery in Starbuck.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mary Ann was born to Walter and Alva Amundson May 5, 1948. She was the eldest of five children.
Mary worked on the family hobby farm. She cared for many animals and later drove her dad’s stock trucks. Mary loved her horses and rode them every day. She had two horses which she rode in competitions and won many awards with.
She married Charles E. Hedglin May 4, 1968, and they moved into a house on Shady Lane. Together, they had one son, Patrick C. Hedglin, March 17, 1969. Mary and Chuck did lots of fishing during their life together. Mary was well known for the crafts she made and sold. During their marriage Mary mowed 10 lawns a week for many summers.
Charles passed away Dec. 8, 1993. Mary moved to her house on Pine Street and worked at St. Michael’s Hospital in Sauk Centre in the dietary department for 18 years, retiring in 2014.
Mary loved owning her own home and built many gardens, bird houses, and feeders.
In her words, “Life was awesome with many friends.”
Mary was preceded in death by her husband Charles and brother Robert.
She is survived by her sisters, Eloise, Linda and Wanda.