Marie Richards, age 98, of Stewart, Minnesota, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, at her home in Stewart.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, from noon-2:00 P.M., two hours prior to the service at the church.
Interment will be held at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Memorials preferred to St. Boniface Catholic Parish in Stewart or the charity of your choice.
Marie was born on October 21, 1920, in Stewart to John and Anne (Geschwind) Kalenberg. Marie was a life-long resident of Stewart. On May 1, 1943, Marie was united in marriage to Stanley Dick Richards at the Catholic Church in Lincoln, Nebraska while stationed with the Air Force. Marie and Dick lived in Stewart all of their lives and shared over 60 years of marriage before Dick passed away on April 12, 2004. Their union was blessed with five children: Sharon, Janice, Susan, Bob, and Kay.
Marie’s greatest love was her family. She especially loved caring for and nurturing everyone in her life including her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews as well as her friends and neighbors. Marie was baptized and confirmed at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart, MN. She graduated Valedictorian of her class from Stewart Public High School. She was commissioned as a WWII “Motorenes” and served as a driver in the motor pool. She served from 1942 – 1944 and returned home in 1945. Marie was a woman of faith and enjoyed being active in the St Boniface Catholic Parish. She was a member of the Christian Mothers and taught catechism for many years. She also enjoyed dancing, reading, gardening, and playing cards. Of all of her jobs, Marie loved her work as a Nursing Assistant serving the people residing at the Buffalo Lake Nursing Home the most.
With her loving family at her side, Marie, age 98, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2019, at her home in Stewart. A wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, she will be greatly missed.
Cherishing her memory are her five children Sharon (Dave) Klingerman of Eden Prairie, MN, Janice Ries of Eugene, OR, Susan (Terry) Robinson of White Bear Lake, MN, Bob Richards of Maple Lake, MN and Kay (Dave) Yoost of Chanhassen, MN. Grandchildren James (Deb) Klingerman of Great Falls, MT, Kim (Thompson) Lewis of Shakopee, MN, Stephanie (Ed) McNeil of Eugene, OR, Gail (Dave) Turner of Portland, OR, Andrew (Elizabeth) Ries of San Francisco, CA, Adam (Vicki) Leistico, St Paul, MN, Erica (Brian) Knach, Minneapolis, MN, Paul (Megan) Robinson, Southington, CT, Mark (Mana) Robinson, Leesburg, GA, Chelsea (Bill) Yakamavich, Colorado Springs, CO, Christopher Richards, Vienna, Austria, Matthew and Sarah Yoost, Chanhassen, MN. Great grandchildren Jakob (Brooke) Schmidt, Nikolaus Schmidt, Anne McNeil of Eugene, OR, Megan, Riley and Katelyn Turner of Portland, OR, Madeline, Jack and Harrison of San Francisco, CA, Zoe and Otto Leistico of St. Paul, MN, Ryleigh Robinson of Southington, CT, and Marshall and Malaika Kasango-Robinson of Leesburg, GA as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Dick Richards, her husband, Adelene Kuehn, her sister, her four brothers, Steven, Charles, Reverend Father John and Herb Kalenberg and son-in-law Dave Klingerman.