August 8, 1925 - February 27, 2017


Leonore Marie Tucker was born in White Plains, NY to the late William and Leonore Tucker. She grew up with her three siblings in Rye, NY, attended the Urseline School in New Rochelle and graduated from Trinity College, Washington D.C. in 1947. She met the love of her life, Robert A Mahowald, while she was in college and he was attending West Point Military Academy. They married June 17, 1948 and for the next eight years lived in Japan, Virginia, Georgia and Indiana while Bob served in the U.S. Army. In 1956 Norie and Bob and their growing family moved to Saint Cloud and Norie devoted the next sixty years of her life to family and friends and the Saint Cloud community. She was an avid bridge player, world traveler, accomplished equestrian rider and loved to entertain in her home. Daily mass and volunteering at the hospital were a staple of her later years.

Norie is survived by her children, Robert L (Anne) Mahowald, John M (Donna Kuhl) Mahowald, Maryanne (John P) Mahowald, Margi (Jeff) Newkirk, Liz (Greg) Murray, and fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, her siblings, Virginia, Helaine and Bill, and her dear niece, Norie.

The family would like to express their immense gratitude to the staff at Benedict Homes and Quiet Oaks Hospice for the loving and attentive care they provided.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, March 4 at 11:00 am at the Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St Joseph, MN. A reception to immediately follow at the Teresa Reception Center. There will be no visitation prior to services.

Memorials are preferred to Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict and Quiet Oaks Hospice.