Mary Elizabeth Kuisle

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, August 3, 1926
Date of Death:
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Age:
92 years old

Visitation

Date: Friday July 12, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: St. Bridgets Catholic Church [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Saturday July 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am

Location: St. Bridgets Catholic Church [ view map ]

Funeral Mass

Date: Saturday July 13, 2019
Time: 10:30 am

Location: St. Bridgets Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: St. Bridget's Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, August 3, 1926
Date of Death:
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Age:
92 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, August 3, 1926
Date of Death:
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Age:
92 years old

Mary Elizabeth Kuisle

Mary Elizabeth (Roeder) Kuisle, of Stewartville, passed away on July 10, 2019 at the age of 92.

Mary was the eldest daughter of Cyril and Frankie (Carroll) Roeder and was born on August 3, 1926 on the family farm. She grew up in the Rochester-Simpson area and graduated from Rochester High School in 1944. She first met her husband, Laurence Kuisle, at Sunday masses and later married him at St Bridget’s Catholic Church on August 16, 1947. Laurence passed away in 1982 following a farming accident. Mary remained in the Rochester area and continued to attend mass at St. Bridget’s Church her entire life until her death.

Mary had so much wisdom that she passed down to her children and the generations that followed.  She would not want a list of accomplishments listed but her legacy. Foremost, she engrained in her family a deep faith in God and a certainty that prayers were a necessity of life. It was what bound the family together and grounded them. She saw her family as her trophy and her greatest achievement. She beamed with pride as she talked about each of them, never to let anyone feel that they were anything but her favorite. Mary was full of life, independent, spirited, playful, genuine, and loving. She was a fierce defender of public education and served on the Stewartville School Board. She loved reading and keeping up on everything in the community, government, and world affairs. She loved a good debate.

Mary’s legacy of faith and family lives on through her nine remaining children, Tom (Linda) Kuisle, Wabasha, Jim (Marlys) Kuisle, Stewartville, Eileen (Gary) Hartog, Mount Horeb, WI, Bill (Lisa Benken) Kuisle; family farm, Dennis (Peggy) Kuisle, Rochester, Sally (Gary) Detlefsen, Wyoming, MN, John (Carol) Kuisle, Owatonna, Mark (Paula) Kuisle, Rochester, and Catherine (Sara) Kuisle Rochester; 27 grandchildren, Amanda (Michael) Schwab, Josh (Nicole), Peter, Markus, Nate (Jessica), Jerrod, Jake, Tony (Katie), Melissa (Patrick) Zant, Alex (Katie), Maria (Ben) Berg, Nick (Rachel) Hartog, Bridget (Mike) Garner, Colleen Hartog, Isaac, Jenny, Laura (Travis) Hawley, Laurence, Lucas, Shannon (Mike Haviland) Detlefsen, Megan Detlefsen, Kayla (Dallas) Williams, Mike (Laura), Christine (Adam Devitt), Hannah, Abigail; step-grandchild, Tanner Vite; and 17 great-grandchildren with 3 babies on the way. Mary’s brother Jack Roeder (wife, Mary Roeder) and sister-in-law, Barb Roeder, are also remaining family.

Those who journeyed ahead of Mary to heaven: her husband, Laurence; her children, Richard and Frances; grandson, Patrick; as well as her brothers, Dave and Frank (Peg). May her soul now join their souls and the other angels in heaven.

A special thank you to the staff of the Stewartville Care Center, Mayo Clinic Joseph 3G, and Mayo Clinic Hospice.

The funeral Mass for Mary will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Simpson, MN with Fr. Kevin Connolly officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church Hall in Simpson, MN and one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Bridget’s Church or Saint Bridget’s Adoption Ministry.

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Dear Family of Mary Kuisle,


With great thanksgiving for the life of our dear Mary, I send  my prayers and condolences.  What a gift to us all with her generous life and wonderful smile and so much more.


I will let Sister Martha Ann McGinnis know as well as she is at Madonna Towers recovering.


Peace and all Good,


Sister Eleanor Granger OSF


Assisi Heights, Rochester MN.

Thinking of all of you...it’s 10:30 a.m. Saturday.  I’ll be praying along with you as you celebrate her life at St. Bridget’s.   I’m not able to attend the funeral.  I had a great visit with her in early June, with Jane & Cely.  She was very alert & full of her fun “ sayings “ that day.  Such a special lady.  Now she’s with all those who have gone before her.  I’ll treasure my memories of a very special Aunt. God’s blessings on you all.  


Lots of love, & I’ll see you at the August Reunion!


Margie!   ( that’s what she always called me!?)

Bill and Lisa,


We are so sorry for your loss.


May the peace of Christ be with you and  your family at this time of sorrow.


Blessings,


Mike and Pauline Varley


 

We remember Mary as a fun lady, always kind and generous with her time.


May our Lord be with you all as you live her legacy.



John and the Kuisle family - your sweet Mary is finally safely home with her heavenly father. The Castro family will pray the Rosary for her this evening. Our prayers are with you all.




Blessings,


Danell


 

Our deepest sympathies to all the Kuisle Families.  Mary was truly a special lady.


Jim and Christine Hindt 

I am sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all.


Love Jessica and Warren

Dear Mary’s family, we are so sorry for your loss of your mom. She was an amazing woman! She was always so fun to go and visit. She had an incredible memory and always asked about all our kids and grandkids.  She was genuinely interested in our lives. We know that you have many wonderful memories of her to keep in your hearts. We are so sorry that we can’t be at her funeral. Please know that we loved her so much and we love all of you! We send prayers, love and warm hugs! Jane and Mike