August 31, 1931 – October 24, 2014

 

Mary Ann Schleppenbach, 83, went to be with the Lord on October 24th 2014, in Cold Spring, MN.

Mary Ann was born August 31, 1931 in Cold Spring, MN to Lawrence and Katherine Wirtzfeld. She grew up with four brothers and two sisters. Mary Ann graduated from St. Boniface High School. She went on to business college and then worked at Fandel’s Department Store, which ignited her love of shopping. In 1953, she married Roy Schleppenbach. They moved to San Marcos, TX, where their eldest son, Kevin, was born. In 1955, after moving back to Cold Spring they had four more children, Dale, Duane, Gregg, and Carleen.

Mary Ann was a very active volunteer in the community throughout her life. She was a hard worker and spent many hours cooking, sewing, gardening, and loving her family. She was a great role model for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mary Ann loved to go shopping and garage sale, which heightened her passion for antiques. She was often teased that she knew St. Cloud like the back of her hand. She had a heart of gold and was a very caring, giving person. Mary Ann was a very talented woman, which was evident through her creative sewing and quilting abilities. She spent years with her wallpapering business and creating dessert recipes loaded with vegetables to get her kids to eat healthy.

MaryAnn will always be remembered as a beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Roy, of 61 years and her children and spouses, Kevin (Jeanne) of Apple Valley, Dale (Lori) of St. Joseph, Duane (Peggy) of Glen Mills, PA, Gregg (Paula) of Jacobs Prairie, and Carleen (Bob) of Anchorage, AK; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 2 brothers Larry and Leon Wirtzfield.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her two sisters; Kathleen Metros and Val Rahm; 2 brothers Al and Don Wirtzfield.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 28th at 11:00, reception to follow. A visitation, will be held at St. Boniface Church, from 9:00-10:45, prior to the Mass.