Mary Anne Friedt, age 86, of Rochester passed away peacefully on May 16, 2012 at Saint Marys Hospital.
Mary Anne Klein was born on November 24, 1925 in Regent, ND to Michael and Margaret Klein. On June 26, 1946 she married Ralph “Ray” Friedt at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Rochester. Along with raising the family, Mary worked at Saint Marys Hospital, Waters Conley Company, and as a personal caretaker for Mrs. Ruth Masson. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, playing cards, camping, bingo, breakfast with her morning church-group friends, traveling and spending time with children and grandchildren. Together with Ray, she enjoyed many winters in Arizona and summers at their cabin in Wisconsin.
Survivors include her husband “Ray” of over 65 years, her children, Garold “Gary” (Cindy) Friedt of Rochester, DeLora (Bruce) Bartelt of Belle Plaine, MN, Roger (Paula) Friedt of Rochester, Rhonda (Jim *belated) Grob of Auburn, CA, Renee (Jay) Ean of Rochester, Karri (Forrest) Boe of Hastings, MN, Jay (Karen) Friedt of Rochester, and Sara (Mark) Krier of Mazeppa, MN, 26 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren, siblings, Joe (Lois) Klein, Ceil Fritsch and Kate Messmer all of Rochester, Emma Friedt of Mott, ND, Ray (Shirley) Klein of Sequim, WA, and Margaret (Matt) Helfrich of Billings, MT.
She is preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings, a grandson, and a son-in-law.
A Memorial Mass for Mary will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Resurrection Catholic Church in Rochester. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.
Memorials are preferred to the Lung Cancer Association and The Nature Conservancy.
Online Condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com